Fight Goes on for FMD Pay-Outs

UK - The legal battle for compensation following last year’s foot-and-mouth outbreak is actively continuing behind the scenes, the NFU’s chief legal adviser has reassured farmers.
calendar icon 15 May 2008
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In November, lawyers acting on behalf of the NFU sent letters to Merial and the Institute of Animal Health, both based at the Pirbright site from where the virus leaked last summer, outlining the case for compensation for farmers.

Little has been heard about the case since, but the NFU’s Julie Robinson, remains confident it could reach court later this year.

“It may appear to have gone quiet, but that is very typical when you have a complex legal case like this. There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes.

“Essentially it is about getting the claim right before it comes to court and anticipating arguments from the other side,” she said.

Source: Farmers Guardian
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