The Scottish Premier League Ltd v Lisini Pub Management Co Ltd

EU law – Rules on competition. Court of Session: Refusing a reclaiming motion, the court held that the Lord Ordinary was correct to conclude that the defenders' undertaking not to broadcast Scottish Premier League football matches on TV screens in their pubs on Saturday afternoons ceased to have effect following a decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), so that the pursuers were not entitled to the perpetual interdict they sought; and he was also correct to hold that the defenders' averments in their counterclaim, seeking declarator that the pursuers were in breach of EU competition rules, were sufficiently relevant for a proof before answer.

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