The Racing Partnership Ltd and Others v Sports Information Services Ltd: CA 9 Oct 2020

The court looked at the limitations: (1) the legal protection of sports data and other information which is not subject to traditional intellectual property rights; (2) the scope of an action under the equitable doctrine of breach of confidence or misuse of confidential information; and (3) the nature of the economic tort known as unlawful means conspiracy.
The claimant provided live racing data to race courses. SIS had previously contract to provide similar data, but had lost that right by expiry. The claimant appealed from rejection of its assertion that the continued supply if such data to race courses was un unlawful conspiracy to obstruct its own contract.
Lewison, Arnold, Phillips LJJ
[2020] EWCA Civ 1300, [2020] WLR(D) 543
Bailii, WLRD, WLRD, WLRD
England and Wales
Citing:
CitedTotal Network Sl v Revenue and Customs HL 12-Mar-2008
The House was asked whether an action for unlawful means conspiracy was available against a participant in a missing trader intra-community, or carousel, fraud. The company appealed a finding of liability saying that the VAT Act and Regulations . .
Appeal from (reversed)The Racing Partnership Ltd and Others v Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd and Others ChD 8-May-2019
Actions concerning the alleged infringement of the claimants’ rights in respect of data relating to horseracing. The claimant had provided horse race betting odds (Betting shows) to race course owners. A rival company had provided similar data to . .

These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 03 February 2021; Ref: scu.654548