• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

SPFL's appeal bid over decoders fails

APPEAL judges have rejected a bid by the Scottish Professional Football League to take a case to the Supreme Court in London over an action which has left it facing a £1.7 million claim.

The SPFL earlier failed in an appeal over the use of decoders to screen live Scottish Premier League games via a Polish broadcast at a Lanarkshire bar. It sought leave to appeal to the London court but the move has been rejected by judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Lady Paton, who heard the bid with Lord Bracadale and Lord Kingarth, said "an authoritative ruling" on the issue had been made by the European Court of Justice Grand Chamber. She said in their view, no new issue of general public importance was raised by the SPFL application.

Lady Paton also pointed out that a full hearing had still to take place in the dispute between the football authorities and ex-Celtic player Harry Hood's Lisini Pub Management.

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.