It seems to me that the thread by Josh G has run into some trouble and 'strayed off topic'. Quite a number of contributors wish to discuss the science or lack of it, that allegedly lies behind the claims and counter claims which may eventually be placed before the court. I know randombit0 and Thomas would like to have this opportunity to explore issues such as 'calibration' to the extent that perhaps where faulty calibration can be proven or at best not discounted then the Rossi Effect is no more than an illusion. On the other hand, if replications can be proven to produce 'excess heat' properly measured then this would lend weight to Rossi's case.
So my question is will the court find the Rossi Effect to be 'illusory' in which case I think the case will collapse as the contract will be invalid or will the E-cat be found to 'work' and be (potentially) 'useful'