Ecclestone must pay costs but Constantin appeal rejected

852 views

Constantin's lawyer confirmed the company will indeed be "robustly pursuing its appeal".

Mar.28 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone's legal woes took a turn for the better this week.

After the German media group Constantin filed an appeal against the recent High Court ruling, a judge on Thursday rejected the application.

Justice Newey said if Constantin "wished to pursue the issue it would have to apply to the court of appeal," the Financial Times reported.

Constantin's lawyer confirmed the company will indeed be "robustly pursuing its appeal", having lost the initial case surrounding the Gerhard Gribkowsky bribery affair.

Meanwhile, F1 business journalist Christian Sylt told us that Constantin was on Thursday also ordered to pay substantial legal costs -- $10 million of its own, $10m to the Bambino trust and $2.5m to former advisor Stephen Mullens.

Ecclestone, however, was ordered by Justice Newey to pay half of his own whopping $13 million in legal costs as a result of having given "untruthful evidence" and being an "unreliable" witness.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags bribery, constantin, ecclestone, gerhard gribkowsky

User photos

Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

28 photos
colfox72
F1

colfox72

1 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

44 photos
gillfoto
F1

gillfoto

1 photos
akazoinho
F1

akazoinho

4 photos
Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
Upload photo