Decision ID: 001707

In June 2005 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee noted that in the same month the Commercial Court in Vannes had rendered a judgement in respect of a claim for loss of income in 2000 by an agency recruiting temporary workers in the agriculture and oyster growing sectors, which had been rejected by the Fund on the grounds that there was not a sufficient link of causation between the alleged loss and the contamination. The Committee noted that the Court had stated that the 1992 Conventions took precedence over French law and had referred to the Fund’s admissibility criteria set out in its Claims Manual. It was further noted that the Court had held that the claimant, whose activity concerned in particular the agriculture sector, had not shown that the reduction in turnover was caused by the incident, and that for this reason the Court had rejected the claim.

Category: Pure economic loss (general)
Subject: Link of causation between loss and contamination