The judgment means the court decided that Mr Ford had no 'arguable defence' and that a judge can settle the case on the basis of sworn affidavits, obviating the need for a trial.
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The Salvation Army yesterday won the first round in its case against one of the two men allegedly responsible for defrauding the charity of dollars 8.8m ( pounds 6m). The High Court granted a summary judgment against Stuart Ford, a Birmingham businessman, for the dollars 3.3m alleged to have passed through his hands. Leave to appeal was refused.