Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley wins £15m court case battle

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has won a High Court battle with an investment banker over a £15m deal allegedly made in a pub.

Jeffrey Blue told the court Newcastle United's owner reneged on a promise to pay him a multimillion-pound sum if he increased the firm's share price.

The court heard about "drink-fuelled" meetings in pubs, including one where Mr Ashley "vomited into a fireplace".

Mr Ashley's lawyers said he had won a "comprehensive" victory.

BBC    News.