Keith Nuthall
THE THREE businessmen found guilty of colluding in an illegal share-fixing operation during the Guinness takeover of Distillers in 1980's have failed to persuade the European Court of Human Rights to order the British government to meet a legal expenses claim of Pounds 1.26 million, even though they scored a victory in the case.

Instead, judges have ordered that Gerald Ronson, Jack Lyons and Anthony Parnes share an award of Pounds 40,000. The court last year had found that the prosecution had broken the European Charter of Human Rights ...

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