NEWS
Tuesday September 6 2016
Juventus €444m lawsuit rejected

Juventus' appeal for €444m of damages from the FIGC and CONI has been thrown out by the TAR court.

The Bianconeri were seeking damages for what they perceive as unfair punishment for their role in the 2006 Calciopoli scandal.

Two Scudetti were stripped from the Old Lady, with one awarded to Inter and the Turin club sent to Serie B as punishment.

Wiretaps later revealed that ex-Nerazzurri President Giacinto Facchetti had also been in regular contact with referee designators, but the statute of limitations had expired so no trial was ever brought.

Juve, citing loss of income and damage to reputation among other things, were seeking €444m in compensation, as well as the reinstatment of the two Scudetti.

However, the Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale has today thrown out their suit, believing that the matter had already been dealt with in a previous appeal submitted in 2006 but later withdrawn, with the club preferring to go to the CONI arbitration chamber, where they lost the case in October of the same year.

The judges therefore ruled that TAR could had no jurisdiction over something which had already been adjudicated.