Decision ID: 001887

In May 2006 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee noted that in March 2006 the Commercial Court in Lorient had rendered a judgement in respect of a claim by a frozen food wholesaler for losses allegedly due to the incident, which had been rejected by the Fund on the grounds that as a second degree tourism claim there had not been a sufficient link of causation between the alleged loss and the contamination. It was noted that the Court had stated that it was not bound by the Fund’s admissibility criteria and that since the facts had not been established had decided to appoint a court expert to determine the amount of the losses and whether they had resulted directly from the incident.

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