ELTON JOHN LOSES APPEAL BATTLE

The star's attempt to win back millions fails...

Elton John has lost his Court Of Appeal battle to win back millions he claims is owed in touring costs.

Three judges dismissed his appeal this afternoon (June 24). The star had been attempting to wrestle back £14 million he claims he is owed in touring costs. He lost a High Court case last April in which he originally sought the cash. He was also left with a legal bill of £8 million.

In the original trial Elton John sued top accountancy firm Pricewaterhousecoopers and Andrew Haydon, former managing director of John Reid Enterprises, which for many years was the star’s management company.

In April last year, Mr Justice Ferris, sitting in the High Court in London, ruled that Elton John‘s claim in respect of tour costs failed against both PwC and Mr Haydon.

The appeal was fought on the meaning of Elton John‘s management contract with JREL, signed in 1986. There has been no application to take the case to the House Of Lords.

The original trial brought to light some of Elton John‘s spending extravaganzas, including £293,000 once on flowers and a total of £40 million over a 20-month period.