UK: Government escapes hefty bill in Guinness share-fix case

By Keith Nuthall | 4 October 2001

The three businessmen found guilty of colluding in an illegal share-fixing operation during the Guinness takeover of Distillers in the 1980s have failed to persuade the European Court of Human Rights to order the British government to meet a legal expenses claim of £1.26m, even though they scored a victory in the case.

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The three businessmen found guilty of colluding in an illegal share-fixing operation during the Guinness takeover of Distillers in the 1980s have failed to persuade the European Court of Human Rights to order the British government to meet a legal expenses claim of £1.26m, even though they scored a victory in the case.

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