Leeds City Council defeats Montpellier Estates in arena case

JAN Fletcher's Montpellier Estates has failed in its £43.5m damages bid against Leeds City Council over a contract to develop the city's new arena.

Mr Justice Supperstone today ruled in favour of Leeds City Council following a lengthy High Court case.

Montpellier had claimed for damages from the Council, accusing it of deceit and breach of contract under European procurement law.

Reacting to the announcement this morning, Ms Fletcher said in a statement that Montepellier Estates may appeal against the verdict.For the full story register now for free or login below...

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