Businessman 'Blackmailed' Into Resigning Wins $29M Payout

By Christopher Crosby (September 14, 2021, 5:06 PM BST) -- A British businessman won a £20.8 million ($29 million) payout from an ex-business partner on Tuesday after a judge ruled that he was pushed out of the company by his former friend who threatened to expose alleged fraud to the police. 

A high court judge ordered the head of Derbyshire Aggregates Ltd. to compensate a businessman for his shares in the building supplier after he was pushed out of the company in 2018. (iStockPhoto/DenisLarkin) High Court Judge Timothy Fancourt ordered Martin Poulter, the head of Derbyshire Aggregates Ltd., to compensate Adrian Fewings for his shares in the building supplier after he was pushed out...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!