NFU In Foot-And-Mouth Damages Bid

UK - The National Farmers' Union has said it will launch a compensation claim over the summer's foot-and-mouth outbreak.
calendar icon 13 November 2007
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Movement restrictions prevented farmers from trading

The action will be brought against the Merial Laboratory and the Institute of Animal Health in Pirbright, Surrey, where the outbreak began.

Lawyers acting for the NFU have sent out letters claiming negligence and citing case law on liability.

The NFU says that nearly 1,000 farmers have contacted its hotline expressing willingness to take part in the bid.

Many of the losses were brought about by the movement restrictions imposed following the foot-and-mouth outbreaks in Surrey in August and September.

Source: BBCnews
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