Max Mosley's Courtroom Drama Draws To A Close, We Provide Probable OutcomeS

Max Mosley's sordid legal affair appears to be ending now that the judge in the FIA president's case against the tabloid (News Of The World) that published the details of his alleged Nazi Orgy is nearly ready to rule. Though a major distraction for the sport, we've sort of gotten used to the craziness Mosley injects into our workday. But moments like when he told the judge he really likes S&M will live on in our hearts, and in the legal system whenever someone else uses the old Marv Albert defense. But the question still remains — who'll win? We break down the case below.

Mosley's Case: British laws protecting the rights of individuals against the press extend to him and this was a completely private affair.

News Of The World's Case: Mosley is a public figure and he committed a serious act of "depravity" and the public has a right to know about it.

X Factor: The witness who was the biggest part of the setup, Woman E, was supposed to testify that there was a specific request for a Nazi theme. She never showed up.

Jalopnik Snap Judgement: Because British laws are so strong on this point, we're pretty sure NOTW is going to lose this case. But it isn't going to make problems like this go away.

[NY Times]