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Posts from ‘July, 1999’

Lady Lydia Deterding and Hitler

New York Daily News Thursday 29 July 1999 Gossip Column Headline: BIDDER SWEET NIGHT FOR LEO BY GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY WITH MARCUS BARAM and MARC S MALKIN

Shell has settled out of court with John Donovan…

Shell has settled a law suit out of court with John Donovan, marketing director of sales promotion agency Don Marketing…

Shell has settled out of court with John Donovan…

Shell has settled out of court with John Donovan… Marketing Magazine STOP PRESS Column 28 July 1999 Shell has settled a law suit out of court with John Donovan, marketing director of sales promotion agency Don Marketing, after he abandoned his claim that Shell had stolen the idea for its Smart loyalty scheme from his agency […]

Shell claim is settled

John Donovan, 52, was suing Shell claiming the company stole his ideas and turned them into its successful Smart Card loyalty scheme.

Bury Free Press: Shell claim is settled

Shell claim is settled: Bury Free Press 9 July 1999 BURY FREE PRESS Friday, July 9, 1999 Shell claim is settled A DAVID and Goliath battle between a Bury St Edmunds businessman and oil giant Shell has ended in stalemate after both sides agreed an out-of-court settlement. John Donovan, 52, was suing Shell claiming the […]

Don ends legal proceedings against Shell UK

Donovan first sued Shell in 1993 over allegations that the oil company and forecourt retailer stole his ideas for a number of sales promotions. Three of the claims were settled out of court.

Don ends legal proceedings against Shell UK

Don ends legal proceedings against Shell UK By David Benady 8 July 1999 The six-year legal battle between oil giant Shell UK and sales promotion company Don Marketing has finally been settled. John Donovan, owner of Don Marketing, yesterday dropped his High Court action against the company over allegations that Shell stole his ideas for […]

Stalemate for marketing firm’s ‘stolen’ idea claim

Mr Cox had accused Shell’s witnesses of appearing to have “corporate amnesia”, yet claimed Mr Donovan had a “trusted and successful” record with Shell.

East Anglian Daily Times: Stalemate for marketing firm’s ‘stolen’ idea claim

Stalemate for marketing firm’s ‘stolen’ idea claim: East Anglian Daily Times 7 July 1999 East Anglian Daily Times Wednesday, July 7, 1999 Stalemate for marketing firm’s ‘stolen’ idea claim STALEMATE John Donovan, from Bradfield Combust, sued Shell over a promotion he said was his idea. But yesterday his claim, and the firm’s counter suit, were […]

HIGH COURT TRIAL JUNE/JULY 1999: John Alfred Donovan v. Shell UK Ltd

HIGH COURT TRIAL JUNE/JULY 1999 Case No: DD04199 Court 58, 7th Floor of the Thomas More Building at the Royal Courts of Justice. John Alfred Donovan v. Shell UK Ltd A complete transcript of the trial is accessible below. The trial took place before Mr Justice Laddie who failed to declare two potential conflicts of […]

Incentive Today: Don and Shell end Smart row

Article being added to our Online Archive  Incentive Today: Don and Shell end Smart row July-August 1999 After a bitter six year legal battle with Shell UK John Donovan has abandoned his claim against Shell UK. Donovan alleged that Shell stole his ideas for the Shell Smart loyalty scheme and initiated court proceedings in 1993. […]

SHELL IN HIGH COURT SUIT OVER SMARTCARD SCHEME

ARTICLE BEING ADDED TO OUR ONLINE ARCHIVE DEBRIEF: SHELL IN HIGH COURT SUIT OVER SMARTCARD SCHEME July 1999 SUFFOLK-BASED promotions agency Don Marketing faced multinational giant Shell UK in the High Court to argue its case of alleged breach of contract and misuse of confidential commercial information. The dispute centres on Shell’s Smart multi-brand loyalty […]