Microsoft prepares to sue over loss of Woolworths stock

Monday, 5th January 2009 15:29 GMT By Mike

According to this Time Online report, Microsoft is preparing to launch a class action suit against UK high street retailer Woolworths in a bid to reclaim several millions of pounds worth of stock.

The chain is set to close its doors to the public tomorrow as the recent credit crunch took its toll early last month. However, according to the Times article, the firm still has tens of millions of pounds of stock in its warehouses.

“Under ‘retention of title’ rules, suppliers can claim back their own stock if it has not been paid for but, more broadly, they can claim stock that has been paid for in lieu of debts,” says the piece.

More through the link.

Thanks, CVG.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Blerk

    They should expect payment in the form of 250,000 bags of shop-soiled pick n’ mix.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Mike


    #2 6 years ago
  3. Whizzo

    It’s probably a shot across the bows at Zavvi as well to remind them of their obligations when they inevitably sink below the waves.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. onyxbox

    I’m gutted about Woolies.


    #4 6 years ago
  5. Newbie101

    A lot of people are gutted about Woolies but it’s a shame most of them people didn’t even shop there…

    Hey ho….

    #5 6 years ago
  6. cookiejar

    Exactly. Same with Concorde. Everyone took an interest in it on its last flight, and were all teary eyed about it, and yet didn’t give a monkeys nut when it needed it.

    People… :)

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    In fairness, it’s not like most of the people who cared about Concorde could afford to fly on it… even if they wanted to.

    #7 6 years ago

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