Richard Durkin said the ruling was a victory for the consumer
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Laptop ruling 'victory for consumer', says Richard Durkin

26 March 2014 Last updated at 13:31 GMT

A man has won a 16-year dispute over a laptop which he bought from the Aberdeen branch of PC World.

Richard Durkin claimed the HFC bank ruined his credit rating after he tried to pull out of a credit agreement when he returned the £1,499 computer.

Mr Durkin, 44, took his case to court and initially won damages of £116,000 but that ruling was overturned.

The Supreme Court in London has now allowed his appeal and ruled he should receive £8,000 in damages.

Mr Durkin said the ruling was a victory for the consumer but a blow for him personally.