Mike Ashley and Rangers FC wait for judge’s ruling in merchandise dispute
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley and bosses at Rangers Football Club are waiting for a judge’s ruling on the latest round of a long-running High Court fight over merchandise sales.
Judge Lionel Persey finished overseeing the latest in a series of hearings in London on Thursday.
He is expected to publish a ruling in the near future.
Lawyers representing a company in the Sports Direct Group, SDI Retail Services, say Rangers bosses are in breach of obligations under a deal relating to replica kit.
The football club disputes the claims made against them.
Rangers lost a round of the fight in October.
Another judge ruled Rangers had breached the terms of an agreement made with SDI.
Mr Justice Teare concluded bosses at Rangers had made a new agreement with another firm without giving SDI a chance to match that firm’s offer.
SDI has subsequently made further complaints.