Feeds

Northamber boss sues Rolls Royce

Bentley hung up to dry like a kipper

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

David Phillips, chairman of distributor Northamber, is suing Rolls Royce after the company hung his £200,000 Bentley on a wall for two weeks. Phillips was forced to send the green Continental back to the garage three times for a string of faults, including rattling panels, oil leaks, dodgy suspension and poor steering. Mechanics were unable to fix the car, but a dealer revealed to the Surrey computer boss that the real cause of the problems was that his beloved car had been hung vertically on a stand at the Birmingham Motor Show for a fortnight. Phillips is now suing Rolls Royce and the dealers for more than £50,000 damages. In a High Court writ he alleges that the hanging weakened the car, making it dangerous. According to the writ, the "problems from which the car suffered could be related to the fact it had been hung for some time vertically on a wall. The Bentley has been more trouble than it was worth." Rolls Royce told The Register it was aware of Phillips' complaint, but was unable to comment further for legal reasons. "Customer satisfaction is our ultimate priority, and we resolve each matter on an individual basis," one representative added. ® Related stories Northamber profit squishes Y2K bug Northamber pins price erosion on Intel

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS
Beancounter reckons dabs-scanning tech is the next big moneypit
Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook
Office Graph, social features for Office 365 going public
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.