A High Court judge has warned a row over Wembley Stadium car parks risks lengthy litigation unless a "sensible commercial settlement" can be reached.
The 90,000 capacity Wembley was due to be completed in 2005
Sir Andrew Morrit awarded £120,000 to freehold owners Quintain Estates and Developments against FA subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL).
The firm had claimed £500,000 in backdated service charges.
But WNSL claimed it was not liable for the charges under the lease for which it paid £2,500,000 in 1999.
Locked in litigation
High Court Chancellor Sir Andrew Morritt told both sides in the conflict: "If they wish to avoid being locked in litigation for the foreseeable future, they will take immediate steps to conclude a sensible commercial settlement."
He also criticised the "wanton copying of a very large quantity of documents" produced during the court hearing.
He said he was presented with ten lever-arch files, five of which - containing around 3,000 sheets of paper - were never referred to in court.
The judge said: "Not only does such excessive copying increase the already large cost of litigation, but it is also a considerable waste of resources."