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  • HMRC sues Premier League in attempt to have ‘football creditors rule’ abolished

    By Nick Harris 2 June 2010 HM Revenue & Customs has started legal proceedings against the Premier League in the wake of the financial collapse of Portsmouth to try to have the so-called ‘“football creditors’ rule” (FCR) abolished. Under the rule, if a club enters administration, “football creditors” including other clubs, players and managers owed […]

  • Premier League announce legal action over Ofcom ruling

    15 April 2010 The Premier League will take legal action to overturn Ofcom’s decision to force BSkyB to offer its sports channels to rivals at cheaper prices. A statement on the League’s website today, the League’s chief executive Richard Scudamore says: “Having taken time to study the 655 page Ofcom decision in respect to its Pay-TV […]

  • CAS rejects Togo’s appeal to be allowed in Nations Cup draw

    18 February 2010 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has today rejected an appeal by Togo to have their ban from the next two African Nations Cup tournament lifted. Against a background of much derision, Togo were banned by the African federation, CAF, from the next two tournaments, after the Togo government pulled the […]

  • Chelsea in the clear over Kakuta after deal with Lens

    By Nick Harris 4 February 2010 Chelsea have today been cleared of wrongdoing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the 2007 signing of Gaël Kakuta from Lens in France after the clubs reached an unspecified “agreement” over the player’s move. To reach this conclusion and avoid the case dragging on, Chelsea paid an undisclosed […]

  • Gasquet cleared to play by CAS

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared Richard Gasquet to resume his tennis career, believing that cocaine got into his system after he kissed a girl in a nightclub. The press release from CAS on 17 December can be found here. And the full details of the case can be found here.

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