Aldi loses court battle with Marks and Spencer over festive gin bottles design

The High Court has ruled that Aldi infringed the design of Marks & Spencer‘s light-up Christmas gin bottles. This means that Aldi could have to pay damages to M&S or pass on profits from sales of the product. Aldi has said it will appeal against the judgment. The case was the latest legal dispute between the companies, after…

Homeseller faces £200,000 bill after losing Japanese knotweed case

Jonathan Downing who found Japanese knotweed behind the garden shed after he moved into his £700,000 in London has successfully sued the seller, Jeremy Henderson for misrepresenting whether there was knotweed at the property when he sold it. Mr Henderson had answered ‘no’ to the question on the TA6 property information form asking if the…

Cardiff City takes legal action against insurance broker for £10 million over death of Emiliano Sala

Cardiff City are seeking damages of more than £10 million in a High Court action against insurance broker Miller Insurance LLP over the death of the striker, Emiliano Sala following a plane crash as he travelled to take up his new role with the club.   Cardiff City say the brokers failed to say players would…

Paddington Bear at centre of legal dispute over royalty payments

Michael Clutterbuck, the son of the producer behind the Paddington Bear TV show is involved in a legal battle with the author Michael Bond’s former business, Paddington and Company Ltd. over potentially royalties. Pursuant to a  ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in the 1970s, Mr Bond would give TV producer Graham Clutterbuck 10 per cent of all future worldwide…

Man Utd Supporters’ Trust take action after ticket issues

Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (“MUST”) have threatened judicial review proceedings against Hammersmith and Fulham Council unless more away fans are allowed when Manchester United play Chelsea on 22 October 2022 at 17:30. They want the Council to issue a new safety certificate to allow the full allocation of 2,994 travelling supporters. United’s allocation has been…

Elizabeth Ramus loses court case against her daughter over Millionaire ex-husbands will.

Elizabeth Ramus has lost a court case with her daughter over her ex-husband’s will. Mrs Ramus was married to Chris Ramus, who made his millions selling lobsters in the 1970’s. In 2020, Mr Ramus killed himself after struggling to cope with a number of family issues. Despite Elizabeth having a £1.6m of her own and…

Sony PlayStation faces UK class action lawsuit of up to £5bn

A collective legal claim has been brought in the Competition Appeal Tribunal against Sony PlayStation seeking up to £5 billion in damages for consumers in the UK. The claim alleges that Sony breached competition law by unlawfully overcharging PlayStation customers and abused its market dominant position to impose unfair terms and conditions on PlayStation game…

Patrick Reed files $750m defamation suit against Golf Channel pundit

The 2018 Masters champion and US Ryder Cup golfer Patrick Reed has filed a $750m defamation lawsuit against American television network The Golf Channel and its commentator Brandel Chamblee. The lawsuit states that Chamblee and the Golf Channel have been “actively targeting Reed since he was 23 years old, to destroy his reputation, create hate…

Van Morrison challenging decision to hear Robin Swann libel case without a jury

Sir Van Morrison is attempting to challenge a ruling in the Court of Appeal that his defamation action with Health Minister Robin Swann should be heard without a jury. Mr Swann issued defamation proceedings after Sir Van chanted that he was “very dangerous” during a dinner at Belfast’s Europa Hotel in June 2021. It came after gigs…

Sculptor of Birmingham's Bull Ring statue sued by sons for being left out of will

Sculptor of Birmingham’s Bull Ring statue sued by sons for being left out of will

Laurence Broderick, the sculptor, who created the bull statue in Birmingham’s Bull Ring, has settled a £5million court dispute with his sons after removing them from his will and leaving everything to the National Trust. He also changed the locks on the family home so no sons could get inside The once close family had…