24th February 2009 ~ Out of court settlement for 7 of the 14 FMD farmers
Several papers report the news about the out of court settlement (Google - News). As we report below, there were 14 farmers who claimed redress after the Surrey outbreak in 2007 . When the case began in the High Court yesterday, the defendants did not admit liability but they have settled out of court the claims of the seven farmers whose livestock was killed during the 2007 outbreak. The case at the High Court will be contested by IAH Pirbright and Merial. Their co-defendant is DEFRA secretary Hilary Benn as licensor and regulator of site. The case is likely to last until next Wednesday.