Sony Loses Bid To Appeal BBC Warehouse Blaze Ruling

Law360, London (May 22, 2020, 5:02 PM BST) -- A High Court judge has refused to allow entertainment giant Sony to challenge an order to pay three BBC subsidiaries £5 million ($6.1 million) for failing to protect goods in a warehouse which burnt down during rioting in London.

Judge Finola O'Farrell rejected the application to appeal the court's April ruling on May 18. Sony DADC Europe sought to challenge findings that it had breached a duty of care to the BBC units, pointing to errors in the construction of its contract with the broadcaster, according to the order.

But Judge O' Farrell ruled that Sony had failed "to identify any principles...

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