EX APPEAL

Ex Smiths singer liable for massive payout to ex band members plus hefty legal costs...

Morrissey today failed in his appeal against the 1996 High Court ruling that he and Johnny Marr short changed fellow Smiths members Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke.

Three senior judges dismissed Morrissey’s appeal, making him liable for a pay-out of over a million pounds to Mike Joyce – Rourke settled out of court – as well as a hefty legal bill running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

It is not yet clear whether Morrissey intends to take the case further; it is possible that he may take his case before the House Of Lords. Leave to appeal to the House Of Lords was refused today, but Morrissey can still renew his application for leave direct to the Law Lords (which is an ‘in’ way of saying that he can still appeal).

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