A sweeping injunction obtained by Asot Michael on November 12 restraining the leadership of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party from taking certain actions, has been lifted.
This is a legal blow for the St Peter Member of Parliament in his spat with the Central Executive of his party.
The injunction had been obtained by Mr Michael in part to block moves to bar him from attending meetings of the Central Executive.
The Central Executive had communicated its position to Mr Michael in a letter dated October 22.
In addition, Mr Michael’s injunction had sought to stymie moves by the ABLP to replace him as its candidate in St Peter, as well as stonewall the implementation of any decisions taken at the executive meetings at which he was absent.
Madam Justice Jan Drysdale ruled that the injunction be lifted when the matter came up in the High Court on Thursday, except that Mr Michael will still be able to attend meetings of the Central Executive.
Meanwhile, attorney representing the ABLP leadership, Dr David Dorsett says he is prepared for the next steps in the matter including filing a defence to Mr Michael’s litigation and to await the case management process.
Prime Minister and ABLP leader Gaston Browne, who has been miffed by the legal action, is resolute Mr Michael will not run on the party’s ticket in the next general elections.