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- May 28, 2013
Not me.As far as I know there is no legal precedent for this situation , the only thing remotely near it is when Sheffield Utd challenged the PL over not docking West Ham points which Sheff. Utd said caused their relegation but lost their case in the courts. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2007/aug/16/newsstory.westhamunited but Sheff Utd did eventually sue West ham ( not the PL ) and did get a financial settlement but it took two years to settle.
We are all guessing but with such extraordinary circumstances my guess is that if clubs launch a legal battle the courts will back any
decisions taken by the ruling bodies i.e FA or PL and not rule in favour of what might have happened for a particular club if the season had finished to a proper conclusion.
Any lawyers out there with any proper legal knowledge ?
But my guess is that in unprecedented situations like this, new solutions have to be found rather than vainly trying to twist rules that were drawn up for one purpose to try to fit completely different circumstances.
Thats how the law evolves isn’t it? Precedent doesn’t answer everything.