Mr. Ayalon's "nolo contendere" approach... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Arthur
    • 10.12.10 | 13:11 (IST)

    is both surprising and logical. "Nolo contendere"--or "I do not contest (the charges)" is a legal term used in cases where the defendant (in a civil suit) enters into an agreement with the plaintiff (and then it's signed off on by the judge) whereby the defendant agrees to pay damages to the plaintiff--without admitting any guilt--to avoid subsequent problems (principally additional lawsuits). SO, it is "logical" that Mr. Ayalon would see a benefit in going that route--but "surprising" that he would make a public statement about it. (But then, Mr. Ayalon often comes up with "surprising" statements--and actions, too, at times.)

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