According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers will go before the court once more in December in relation to their ongoing dispute with outfit supplier Elite Sports Group.
On Wednesday, November 15, the newspaper said on its website that the company has filed a £9.5 million lawsuit against the Gers for breaching a contract it had with Hummell, its brand partner, in September 2018.
A decision by a court in London just six weeks later then ruled that the agreement breached a contract the club already had in place with Sports Direct, meaning it “couldn’t perform” the deal with Elite.
Lawyers acting for the Light Blues and the kit supplier told Judge Lord Braid at the Court of Session on Wednesday that eight days would be needed for a hearing, with four weeks to be allowed for adjustments and a further court date to take place on 21 December.
Lord Braid emphasised that he wants the hearing to be concluded by August next year.
This is an extremely complicated saga that has been ongoing for a number of years and everyone associated with the matter will likely want it to be drawn to a close as quickly as possible.
There are several issues that will have to be cleared up during the process, so it’s no surprise that the judge is allowing extra time for the two parties to get their claims in order.
Rangers would probably have been hoping the matter would be sorted before next year, but that now appears to be out of the question.
The Giants will do all in their power to avoid having to provide Elite £9.5 million since the money might be used to enhance other aspects of the team.
The Light Blues signed a five-year contract for up to £20 million with Castore, their current kit supplier, in October 2020.