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  • Club Pays Ex-Player £54K Compensation

    A rugby club is appealing against a Court's decision to award a former youth player £54,000 compensation. Jack Sutton broke his kneecap when landing on debris on the pitch in 2007. Lawyers for Syston Rugby Club say the payout to former under-17 player could have serious health and safety implications for other sports clubs and school yards nationwide. The club, of Barkby Road, Queniborough, made the representations at the Court of Appeal in London. Sutton, now 20, from Mountsorrel, was 16 and...

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  • Blues’ Winding Up Order Dismissed

    The Cardiff Blues have had a winding up order against them over a tax debt dismissed in London’s High Court this week. No details regarding the tax debt have been revealed and the Blues have not made any comment on the matter but the Welsh region was on a list of companies scheduled to be wound up at the High Court. However, insolvency judge Registrar Sally Barber was asked by counsel for HM Revenue and Customs to formally dismiss the case and she did so, meaning the matter has been resolved....

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  • Oldham Clear Tax Arrears

    Oldham Rugby League Football Club was saved from being wound up in the High Court this week after paying an estimated £10,000 tax debt, according to Oldham Evening Chronicle. The club was reportedly given time to pay when the petition was first heard last year. The Court was told at that time that the club had paid off part of an undisclosed tax debt, with £10,000 still outstanding - which has now been paid. The club also faced three winding up petitions in 2010 but managed to pay its debts. F...

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  • High Court Rules in Favour of WRU

    Pontypool RFC have had their challenge against the Welsh Rugby Union’s (WRU) decision to reform the Principality Premiership Division for the 2012/13 season rejected in the High Court. The decision means that the club has definitely been relegated to the second tier of Welsh rugby. Permission to appeal has also been refused as the Honourable Sir Raymond Jack, sitting as judge of the High Court, said in his 38 page judgement, “I conclude that Pontypool has failed to establish any breach of co...

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  • Toulon Ordered To Pay €1.7m To Puma For Contract Breach

    Toulon have been ordered to pay former equipment supplier, Puma €1.7m (£1.45m) for breach of contract by the Court of Appeal of Colmar, France last week. The dispute between the two parties has simmered since March 2011 at a time the club was contracted for three seasons (2010-2013) with Puma, when they switched to competitor, Burrda in mid-term. Reports in the French press detail that in 2011, RCT had decided to terminate its contract with Puma early in order to opt for a new, more generous...

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  • StubHub And Viagogo Raided By CMA Officials

    ... are also looking at whether touts benefit from “connections” at resale websites to gain advantage over genuine fans trying to get hold of tickets. The regulator, whose powers also allow it to obtain search warrants, raided StubHub’s office on Tottenham Court Road in London and Viagogo’s office on Cannon Street in early August after competitors, GetMeIn and Seatwave had already responded to “information notices”. Officials are understood to have seized data relating to StubHub’s ...

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  • RFU v Viagogo – A Victory Against Black Market Tickets

    In March 2011, the High Court issued a landmark Court order against the secondary market in sports events tickets in The Rugby Football Union v Viagogo Ltd. It ruled that the names and addresses of those who sold tickets issued by the Rugby Football Union (“RFU”) at higher than face value prices on ticket broker website Viagogo must be disclosed to the RFU, thus enabling the RFU to take action through bans and/or legal proceedings against those individuals that had contravened the ticket ter...

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  • Bulls Take Challenge To High Court

    Bradford Bulls have confirmed their intention to challenge the points deduction imposed by the Rugby Football League (RFL) in the High Court. The six-point deduction suffered earlier this year, as a result of the club entering administration, was recently upheld by a Sporting Sanctions Appeal Panel. The panel ruled that the Bulls had not met the necessary threshold to allow an appeal to be fully considered. However, the Bulls' legal representatives have reviewed the decision and the club has de...

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  • RFU Wins Viagogo Appeal

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has succeeded in defeating Viagogo’s appeal in the Court of Appeal against the decision in March this year ordering it to reveal the names and addresses selling tickets for Twickenham internationals on the trading site. In a landmark ruling - the first action of its kind by a national governing body - the order of Mr Justice Tugendhat requiring Viagogo to reveal details of those who placed tickets for sale on the website for the 2010 Investec Internationals and...

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  • Copyright Case Has Implications For Rugby

    The High Court has ruled in favour of a governing body and bRoadcast partner in a recent copyright infringement case that could have implications in rugby. The trial, which took place before Mr Justice Arnold in the Chancery Division of the High Court this month, resulted in a victory for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Sky after it was found that the Fanatix digital platforms had breached copyright rules. The UK companies that operated the Fanatix platforms rejected the ECB’s...

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