Archive for the 'sport' Category

ECJ asked to rule on crucial internet publishing jurisdiction issue – OUT-LAW.com

“The Court of Appeal has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide whether online publishing takes place where information is hosted or where it is read.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 30th March 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Crawley Town fan sentenced for mocking Munich air crash – BBC News

“A Crawley Town football fan has been given a suspended jail term after he pleaded guilty to mocking victims of the Munich air crash in a music video.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Football fan jailed for punching Stevenage player at FA Cup tie – The Guardian

“A football fan who ran on to the pitch and punched a player has been jailed for 12 weeks. Robert Fitzgerald, 24, was also banned from attending regulated football matches in England and Wales for six years after assaulting Stevenage defender Scott Laird.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tom Hicks wins right to pursue damages over Liverpool sale – The Guardian

“Tom Hicks, the former Liverpool owner, has been given the chance to launch damages claims over the sale of the Premier League club after orders barring action in the United Stated were partially lifted by a high court judge in London.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pub landlady’s EU case paves way for Premier League rights revolution – The Guardian

“The European Union’s highest court was today advised to rule that EU law does not prohibit pubs showing live Premier League matches from foreign broadcasters, potentially sparking a revolution in the way media sports rights are sold across the continent.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former Harlequins physio Steph Brennan overturns Bloodgate ban – The Guardian

“The former Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan has won a high court battle over the Health Professions Council’s decision to strike him off for his part in the Bloodgate affair.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Maidstone Rugby Club fined over eye gouging – BBC News

“A Kent rugby club has been fined £2,000 and deducted 50 points following a deliberate attack which left an opposing player blind in one eye.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ricky Hatton settles £1.4m wages claim – The Independent

“Ex-boxer Ricky Hatton has settled a £1.4 million claim for unpaid wages from his former trainer. Hatton today reached an undisclosed but ‘mutually acceptable’ deal with Billy Graham on the third day of a hearing at Manchester’s Civil Justice Centre.”

Full story

The Independent, 8th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fulham Football Club (1987) Ltd v Sir David Richards and another – WLR Daily

Fulham Football Club (1987) Ltd v Sir David Richards and another [2010] EWHC 3111 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 312

“The statutory right conferred on a member of a company to present an unfair prejudice petition under s 994 of the Companies Act 1996 was not an inalienable one: members of companies and the companies themselves could agree to refer disputes that might otherwise support unfair prejudice petitions to arbitration, provided that the types of remedies sought were not, inter alia, in a category that was limited by public policy or sought to bind third parties or affected the public at large, so as to limit the scope of the available arbitrations.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Kent rugby player cleared of eye gouging – BBC News

“A rugby player from Kent has been cleared of a gouging incident which left an opponent blind in one eye.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Appeal will challenge copyright protection in football fixture lists – OUT-LAW.com

“OPINION: Everyone thought the question of what rights exist in football fixture lists was settled back in 2004 when the European Court of Justice concluded that the then new database right did not protect football fixture lists. It wasn’t.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 20th October 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Ricky Hatton stripped of boxing licence – BBC News

“Ricky Hatton has been stripped of his licence to box at a British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) hearing but can still work as a promoter in the sport.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former Essex cricketer charged with fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service Central Fraud Group has authorised a charge of conspiracy to defraud against former Essex County cricketer Mervyn Westfield.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 16th September 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Former Harlequins physio Steph Brennan struck off over Bloodgate – The Guardian

“The former Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan was today struck off by the Health Professions Council for misconduct after a two-day hearing into his part in last year’s Bloodgate affair.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

John Higgins banned from snooker but cleared of match-fixing – Daily Telegraph

“Former world champion John Higgins has been banned from snooker until November for bringing the game into disrepute but cleared of ‘agreeing or offering’ to accept bribes.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kevin Pietersen fined by England for obscene Twitter outburst – The Guardian

” Kevin Pietersen has been fined over his foul-mouthed outburst on Twitter last week. The England batsman had reacted angrily to being left out of the England squad for the one-day and Twenty20 series against Pakistan.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Review of FA national football centre Burton homes plan – BBC News

“A claim for a judicial review has been lodged into a council’s decision to give planning consent for the National Football Centre in Staffordshire.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bradford man banned from football grounds for disorder – BBC News

“A 19-year-old Bradford man has been banned from entering football grounds in England and Wales for five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge kicks out £4.3m case against Rooney – The Independent

“Wayne Rooney today defeated attempts to sue him for £4.3 million. The Manchester United and England striker was accused of withholding commission on multi-million pound deals brokered by sports management firm Proactive, who used to represent him.”

Full story

The Independent, 15th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Football and domestic violence – BBC Law in Action

“At the half way stage of the World Cup, police forces across the UK are paying unsolicited visits to men with a record of domestic violence. It’s a strategy recommended by the Association of Chief Police Officers. According to ACPO, research shows that domestic violence peaks during big sporting events like the World Cup. Many police forces have therefore concluded that it makes sense to let potential perpetrators know they are being watched. As Joshua Rozenberg finds when he sees the policy in action in Nottinghamshire, police on the ground belive the policy is working. But a closer look at the evidence casts doubt on whether there really is such a link and traces the idea that there is back to an urban myth from the United States.”

Podcast

BBC Law in Action, 22nd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Football fixtures protected by copyright but not database right, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

“Football fixture lists are protected by database copyright but not by the EU’s database right, the High Court has said. The ruling means that sporting bodies can charge users of their fixture lists licence fees.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 30th April 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Football Dataco Ltd and others v Brittens Pools Ltd; Same v Yahoo! UK Ltd; Same v Stan James (Abingdon ) Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Football Dataco Ltd and others v Brittens Pools Ltd; Same v Yahoo! UK Ltd; Same v Stan James (Abingdon ) Ltd and others [2010] EWHC 841 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 104

“The selection or arrangement required by art 3(1) of the European Parliament and Council Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databases was not confined to selection or arrangement performed after the data in a database was finally created.”

WLR Daily, 26th April 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Former Wrexham FC chairman’s directorship ban – BBC News

“A former chairman of Wrexham FC has been banned from being a director of any UK company for seven years.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sky forced to cut price of Sports channels – Daily Telegraph

“Sky should face a cap on the amount it can charge rival broadcasters to show its premium sports channels, the media regulator said in a ruling that could herald a significant shake-up of the pay-TV market.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lawyer fined over deal for footballer Kanu – Law Society’s Gazette

“A solicitor paid £50,000 to an unlicensed football agent after negotiating the transfer of former Arsenal and Nigeria striker Nwankwo Kanu (pictured) to West Bromwich Albion in 2004, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has heard. Ashton Doherty, solicitor at national construction firm SLS, who worked at London firm Knowles at the time, was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £11,000 costs for bringing the profession into disrepute.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 11th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Footballer jailed for “career ending” tackle – BBC News

“A footballer has been jailed for six months for a ‘career ending’ tackle on another player.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Football fans banned after FA Cup derby violence – BBC News

“Four fans have been given football banning orders following the violence in Southampton after the FA Cup tie against rivals Portsmouth.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rooney due to give evidence in £4.3m fight – The Independent

“Wayne Rooney will give evidence in court later today as he fights a £4.3 million lawsuit. The Manchester United and England striker will be questioned over his involvement with controversial football agent Paul Stretford, who represented the player for six years.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Joe Calzaghe to sue promoter Frank Warren for £1.8m – BBC News

“Former world champion Joe Calzaghe is suing his ex-manager and promoter Frank Warren for £1.8m.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cycling company wrong to suggest Olympian’s endorsement, rules ad watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

“An Olympic medal-winning cyclist has had her objection to being used in a bicycle chain advertisement upheld by advertising regulator the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 4th February 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Refusal to stop John Terry story was not a privacy law U-turn, says expert – OUT-LAW

“The High Court’s refusal to issue an injunction preventing the media from reporting an alleged affair footballer John Terry had with a team mate’s girlfriend is unlikely to change the course of privacy law, an expert said.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Panel to study Hillsborough tragedy files revealed – BBC News

“Seven members of a panel which will scrutinize files relating to the Hillsborough tragedy have been named.”

Full story

BBC News, 26th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Independent panel to oversee Hillsborough disclosure – Home Office

“The Home Secretary has announced the creation of an independent panel, which will be responsible for overseeing the release of documents related to the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.”

Full press release

Home Office, 15th December 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Government-ordered review to call for sport to unite in corruption war – The Guardian

“A review launched by the government in the wake of high-profile match-fixing allegations is set to recommend the creation of a single unit dedicated to investigating corruption in sports betting.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Call for ban on drinks industry sponsoring sporting events – The Guardian

“The government should ban the alcohol industry from sponsoring any sporting event in the interest of preventing harm, international medical experts say today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kevin Keegan awarded £2m for constructive dismissal by Newcastle – The Guardian

“Kevin Keegan has been awarded £2m plus interest after an independent arbitration panel found that he was constructively dismissed by Newcastle United in September 2008. Newcastle must pay the former England coach this compensation within seven days.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Match ban for Bellamy clash fan – BBC News

“A fan who ran on to the Old Trafford pitch and was shoved by Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy has been banned from all matches for three years.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hillsborough files to be opened – BBC News

“Families who lost their loved ones in the Hillsborough disaster have renewed hope of a full disclosure after a meeting with the home secretary.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Football is ‘vulnerable’ to money laundering, but no names named – The Guardian

“Today’s report by the Financial Action Task Force raises the spectre, in calm, plain language, that football is vulnerable to criminals, who might take over beloved local clubs or use the transfer system to launder dirty money or evade tax.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jacqui Smith to ban ‘legal high’ drugs – The Guardian

“The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, is to ban two ‘legal highs’ and a range of ­anabolic steroids in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stamp assault footballer jailed – BBC News

“A Sunday league footballer who stamped on an opponent’s leg as he lay injured has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No grazing or tethering: Royal Parks laws threaten 2012 equestrian venue – The Guardian

“London 2012’s plan to host the Olympic equestrian events in the royal park at Greenwich could yet fall at the first hurdle after it emerged yesterday that any horseplay in the park would break some obscure laws.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Imageview Management Ltd v Jack – WLR Daily

Imageview Management Ltd v Jack [2009] EWCA Civ 63; [2009] WLR (D) 56

“An agent when negotiating with another person on behalf of his principal breached the fiduciary duty which he owed to his principal if at the same time he made with the other person an undisclosed side deal for his own benefit and there were a real possibility of conflict of interest. In such a case the agent was required to account to the principal in respect of the secret commission so received and was not entitled to receive any agency fees from the principal.”

WLR Daily, 17th February 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Sol Campbell: Three plead guilty to racist and homophobic chants – Daily Telegraph

“Three men have pleaded guilty to chanting homophobic and racist abuse at Sol Campbell during a football match.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2009

Source: www.telegarph.co.uk

Footballer fined over “cuff” celebration – The Independent

“Ipswich Town have fined midfielder and warned him about his future conduct following his goal celebration in the game against Blackpool on Saturday.”

Full story 

The Independent, 11th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Canterbury Hockey Club and Another v Revenue and Customs Commissioners Case C-253/07 – Times Law Reports

Canterbury Hockey Club and Another v Revenue and Customs Commissioners Case C-253/07

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“Judgment October 16, 2008 Affiliation fees paid by sports clubs to an umbrella organisation in return for services supplied by the organisation were exempt from value-added tax if certain conditions were satisfied.”

The Times, 4th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Calzaghe and Warren court fight – BBC News

“A High Court legal fight has begun between world champ boxer Joe Calzaghe and his former manager Frank Warren.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

WRU’s High Court player-row win – BBC News

“The Welsh Rugby Union has won a High Court battle with Wales’ four regions over the player-release row.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Damages for injured rugby player – BBC News

“A rugby player has settled his claim for damages after suffering a serious eye injury which left him partially sighted.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rugby player sues over injuries – BBC News

“A rugby player is claiming damages after suffering a serious eye injury which ended his career.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ear-biting rugby player is jailed – BBC News

“A rugby player who bit off a piece of an opponent’s ear during a match, after the referee had awarded a penalty, has been jailed for a year.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS announces “lead football prosecutors” to tackle football hooliganism – Crown Prosecution Service

“The creation of lead football prosecutors in all Areas and new instructions on evidence for prosecutors are part of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) amended Guidance on Football Related Offences.”

Full story

Crown Prosecution Service, 14th August 2008

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

FA will seek 15-game ban for Barton over Dabo assault – The Guardian

“Joey Barton faces a potentially lengthy ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association last night.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gravil v Carroll and Another – Times Law Reports

Gravil v Carroll and Another

Court of Appeal

“A rugby club was vicariously liable for an assault by one of its semi-professional players on a member of the opposing team during a match.”

The Times, 22nd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Chambers fails to have Olympic ban overturned – The Guardian

“Sprinter unsuccessful in bid to compete in Beijing Games.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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