Ion Tiriac, Simona Halep and Ilie Nastase lose lawsuit against National Bank

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IonTiriac (photo), Simona Halep, Ilie Nastase and other Romanian athletes involved have lost the lawsuit against the National Bank of Romania (BNR) regarding the BNR Arenas.

At the end of last year, former tennis player and now businessman Ion Tiriac gathered Romanian tennis players to sue BNR, requesting the reinsertion of BNR Arenas in the sports circuit.

The Bucharest Court has rejected the request as being ‘without interest’ and that the moral damages claims are unfounded, ziare.com reports.

“We sued BNR, but it seems we cannot be part of the lawsuit because we are not the owners. Then who is connected to this issue?” Tiriac said for Antena 3 TV private broadcaster.

Besides businessman Ion Tiriac, the petition was signed also by former tennis legend Ilie Nastase, former tennis player Virginia Ruzici, tennis player Simona Halep (now 3rd WTA), players Irina Begu, Sorana Cirstea, Andrei Pavel, Horia Tecau, Marius Copil, Adrian Ungur, George Cosac, Cosmin Hodor and Alina Cercel.

In October 2018, after signing the petition, businessman Ion Tiriac was saying that the National Bank of Romania should pay about EUR 130 million to the Romanian state for the 17 hectares.

file photo: BNR Arenas

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