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The ECT Act [4] provides that information is not without legal force and effect merely on the grounds that it is wholly or partly in the form of a data message (data message is further defined as data generated, sent, received or stored by electronic means).
Asked by the DILG about the matter, De Lima said the TRO was without legal force and effect because it was already moot as it came too late in the day.
Despite the release coming without legal force, as did the January disclosure, it nonetheless garnered criticism.
In response, the county's preemptive ordinance would declare that any city of Eugene rule or law that impacted "the conditions of employment" of county workers or contractors the county hires "is without legal force and effect.
To question the veracity of these undertakings and to suggest from the bar table that the undertakings have either not been implemented or are somehow without legal force, as our friends did yesterday, is both wrong as a matter of law and frankly, offensive," Mr Reid said.
And the outcome was dismissed by a UK Government spokesman as without legal force in the intergovernmental conference talks which have just begun on Europe's future.
The DOJ said that the temporary restraining order of the Court of Appeals (CA) "is without legal force and effect because it is already moot and academic, the acts sought to be restrained having already been performed and accomplished.