LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – The Telegraph reports that Simon Jordan said he felt no sympathy for Iain Dowie after the ex-Crystal Palace manager was yesterday ordered to pay a colossal £700,000 in costs over his comprehensive High Court defeat.
Coventry manager Dowie’s counsel, Michael McParland, described the effect of the award as “cataclysmic” for the former Northern Ireland international, his family and his career.
Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat, who eight days ago ruled against Dowie in Palace chairman Jordan’s claim of fraudulent misrepresentation when the coach left the club and quickly joined Charlton a year ago, ordered Dowie to pay Jordan’s £363,000 legal bill.
He must also pay a similar amount to his own lawyers. The first £150,000 is due to Jordan in just 41 days.
However, the devastating news for Dowie is that Jordan will pursue a further claim for £1million in compensation – the amount a club had to pay if Dowie left while under contract. That case is due in November.
Coventry, who when last week’s High Court verdict was announced were quick to support their coach, were deafeningly silent last night.