This time the delay has been caused by faulty recording apparatus in the courtroom with the result that the judge in Granada had to suspend the four court sessions that were to take place this week, ending today.
Around 50 people had been called to take part in this trial where eight people stand accused, amongst them architects, engineers and property developers, over the damaged 425 dwellings.
The judge had it entered in the court proceedings that on four occasions the IT services belonging to the Junta de Andalucia had been called to put right the defective recording system. Each time, the urgency and importance of the trial had been emphasised to the said department. No response was received.
The incident in the courtroom (Primera Instancia 12 de Granada) has been reported to the Governing Board of the Tribunal Superior de Justicia, the Dean and the Secretaría General Técnica de la Junta de Andalucía.
The previous aborted court session occurred on the 23rd of October. Almost as soon as the long-awaited trial began, the judge stopped the proceedings and gave the accused 15 days to reach an agreement with the claimants in order to carry out necessary reparation work to prevent the situation getting any worse. Nothing came of it and the 14th of November deadline came and went.
To say that the owners of the ruinous houses feel frustrated is a serious understatement.
(News: La Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)