[BLML] How do you explain UI ruling to a novice?

Eric Landau ehaa at starpower.net
Thu Sep 13 15:38:42 CEST 2012


On Sep 12, 2012, at 10:50 PM, Robert Frick wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:20:56 -0400, <richard.hills at immi.gov.au> wrote:
>
>> One of my favourite Laws is the short and snappy
>> Law 73C statement of principle about use-of-UI.
>> So I would read it verbatim to the novices, then
>> explain the implications of its key final phrase:
>>
>> " ... must carefully avoid taking any advantage
>> from that unauthorized information"
>
>
> So, they will think, "I was going to bid 4H all along. So I am not  
> taking
> advantage of the unauthorized information." And in fact, they weren't.
>
> If you now rule against them, because passing was a logical  
> alternative, I
> would be comfortable with split score based on director error.

I would not be comfortable with overturning a ruling "based on  
director error" when the original ruling was in fact correct, due  
merely to its having been erroneously explained to the affected parties.


Eric Landau
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