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SBD Global/April 30, 2013/Finance
Judge Orders Blackburn To Pay Henning Berg $3.5M For Unfair Dismissal
Published April 30, 2013
MAKING MONEY: REUTERS' Mike Collett reported Blackburn's behavior and business dealings "were ridiculed by the judge," who added that it should pay Berg £20,000 ($31,000) in interim costs. Attempts by Blackburn's legal team to lodge an appeal were refused by the judge as "unrealistic," but Venky's has "the option of pursuing the matter at the Court of Appeal" (REUTERS, 4/29). In London, Ian Herbert reported Blackburn had "initially agreed that they would pay Berg the contract in full but then changed their minds." The hearing "was their attempt to get their initial agreement withdrawn" (INDEPENDENT, 4/29). EUROSPORT reported Berg "will have effectively earnt" £38,596 ($58,000) per day for 57 days, £183,333 ($283,400) for every spot he dropped them down the Championship table (12, from fifth to 17th), £275,000 ($426,000) for each goal worse he made their goal difference (eight, from +5 to -3) and £220,000 ($341,000) per match (EUROSPORT, 4/29).