Football League Damages Case Rejected

Last updated : 23 June 2006 By Deano
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Edge Ellison, former representatives of the Football League, advised on the action against the collapse of ITV digital four years ago which left many clubs in the financial mire.

However, today the claim for upto £150m worth of damages collapsed, leaving the league to pay upto 90% of the legal fees, report the BBC.

They had been seeking the funds from Edge Ellison (now Hammond Solicitors) for the lack of payments - making it one of the biggest professional negligence claims. But now the bill could be as high as £5m, sure to have a knock on effect for further funding and development of the three league tiers outside the Premiership.

As the case concluded, the judge found just two breaches of incident and awarded the measly sum of £4.

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