Cards inadvertently exposed
Law 50 states: ' A card prematurely exposed (....) by a defender is a penalty card unless the Director designates otherwise (....).'
In the WBF Laws committee meeting in Philadelphia on 8th October it was stated that when a spectator 'pushing past' a table stumbles into a player, the Director is empowered by Law 50 to designate that the exposed cards are not penalty cards.
Fine, but what about the information that the partner gets from seeing these cards. Is it AI or UI? If it is AI then this pair gets an unfair advantage and if it is UI then the pair may be dis-advantaged because the partner would be subject to the limitations which accompany receipt of UI.
How should the TD decide?