This court case has been long in getting to its verdict, starting well over eighteen months ago. There have various twists and turns, the biggest of which was the pro bona that Chapter House Studio (CHS) secured. Games Workshop (GW) was caught doing naughty legal business and has finally had to define what is and what is not their intectual property (IP). Here is far more in depth article with specific breakdowns of verdicts:
It seems to me to be a fairly logical outcome, in that GW has protected what it has created and owns. It has lost on issues such as physical properties of their products (size, shape and scale) and generic gaming terms. If the case is finalised as is, CHS will probably be forced to disapear. But no matter what the result GW has lost long term, as this cites precedent of what they can and cannot defend.
All in all, this outcome has been a great sucess for the hobby. Because of this case, any further cease and desists can be challenged in court for a fraction of the cost, or not issued at all. As GW cannot bully after market manafacturers, this may prompt them to make their own lines of shoulder pads to target this market. I hope so.