Farmers sue feds, seek BSE billions

CANADA - The devastating financial hardship the mad-cow crisis has caused Canada's cattle producers has sparked four mammoth class-action lawsuits that accuse the federal government of gross negligence. The co-ordinated suits, launched in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec, seek at least $7 billion, the industry's estimated losses to date, and another $100 million in punitive damages.

calendar icon 12 April 2005
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