Decision ID: 001716

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 and 2001 by the owner of a restaurant/crêperie in Morbihan. It was noted that the losses in 2000 had been claimed for the entire calendar year, but the Fund had only approved losses up to the end of the tourist season, and had also rejected the claim for alleged losses in 2001 on the grounds that the incident had not affected the claimant’s business during that year. It was noted that the Court, referring the Fund’s admissibility criteria, had held that as regards the losses in 2000, the claimant was entitled to compensation for losses suffered during the tourist season as assessed by the 1992 Fund, and that as regards the losses in 2001, the Court had rejected the claim since the claimant had not proved that he had suffered any loss during that year as a result of the incident.

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