Football, the Federal Tax Court and German Case Reporting

In my post on the Porsche/Volkswagen saga, I pointed to the practice of publishing cases in sanitized versions only. Names of parties, witnesses, even cities are anonymized – the press report about Porsche and Ferdinand Piech, about claims against Standard & Poor’s etc., but you will not find their names anywhere in the published judgments – a time-honoured practice which I find increasingly absurd. Continue reading