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Ladbroke v. William Hill
United Kingdom House of Lords
 1 All E.R. 465 (1964)
Ladbroke (defendant) and William Hill (plaintiff) were bookkeepers in the business of sports betting in the United Kingdom. William Hill repeatedly sent football-betting coupons to its clients. These coupons were printed on pieces of paper and listed upcoming matches between different football teams. Additionally, the coupons offered bets on these matches to clients. In 1959, Ladbroke began sending out very similar coupons to its clients. During litigation, Ladbroke suggested the coupons were similar to a trader’s catalogue displaying different goods for sale, rather than an original work.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Jacob, L.)
Concurrence (Pearce, L.)
Concurrence (Evershed, L.)
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