Rangers wait for result of latest round of High Court fight with Mike Ashley

Lawyers representing Rangers Football Club and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley are waiting for a judge to make decisions on the latest stage of a High Court dispute centred on merchandise deals.

Sir Ross Cranston had been asked to rule on a series of legal issues relating to terms of agreements between Rangers and Mr Ashley.

The judge finished analysing legal argument, following a two-day High Court hearing in London on Tuesday.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley (Joe Giddens/PA)
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley (Joe Giddens/PA)

He is expected to publish a ruling in the near future.

Rangers lost a round of the fight in October following a trial in London.

Another judge ruled that Rangers had breached the terms of an agreement made with a company in the Sports Direct Group.

Mr Justice Teare concluded that bosses at Rangers had made a new agreement with another firm, the Elite Group, without giving Sports Direct a chance to match that firm’s offer

Sports Direct bosses have made further complaints relating to other agreements involving Rangers and Elite and Rangers and Hummel.

Rangers bosses dispute claims made against them.

A third judge had made rulings on a number of legal issues earlier this month.

Judge Lionel Persey indicated that decisions about any damages Rangers might have to pay would be made after a further trial scheduled for April.

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