Erinaceous subsidiary Dunlop Haywards was today ordered to pay £325,000 after losing a trial against former director David Kahn.

The firm was told to pay an interim payment of damages to Kahn of £200,000 – Dunlop Hayward’s assessment of how much they should pay him plus an estimate of interest.

The company was also told to pay £125,000 of court costs.

Unpaid bonuses

Kahn sued Dunlop Haywards for allegedly not paying him around £400,000 in bonuses he earned during 2005.

The amount of bonus Dunlop Haywards now has to pay him will be decided at a hearing mid February.