The High Court in Dominica has lifted an injunction which had been placed on the Dominica Football Association (DFA), clearing the way for the election of a first Vice President for the association.
Lawyers for former DFA past president Patrick John, say they intend to appeal.
The High Court had granted an injunction to past president of the Dominica Football Association (DFA), Patrick John, to prevent the special conference of the DFA from electing a vice president on Saturday July 27.
The AGM had mandated the DFA executive to do so after it failed to ratify someone in that position at its last conference.
John was banned by the FIFA disciplinary committee for two years in 2011 and later a DFA conference voted unanimously to suspend him for the remainder of his term of office until 2015.
He subsequently filed a law suit through through his lawyer J. Gildon Richards, challenging the decision of the conference to suspend him.
As part of the suit, John sought an injunction from the court restraining the DFA and Etienne (the defendants), by themselves or through their agents and or servants, from obstructing hindering or otherwise preventing him (the claimant) from resuming and continuing the performance of his functions as the “lawfully elected president of the DFA from November 24, 2013 to July 25, 2015.”