Spanish grower to receive compensation in E.coli lawsuit

The German City of Hamburg has been ordered to compensate Spanish organic cucumber grower and distributor Frunet. The City of Hamburg blamed the grower as being the cause of the E.coli outbreak in Hamburg during May 2011. After years in the judicial system, the Courtof Hamburg, Germany has decided in favor of Frunet with their claim against theCity of Hamburg.

The Court decided that naming Frunet was wrong and that the company is to be compensated for economical, as well as image losses. "The amount of damages will be determined by the court in the near future," said Frunet's Antonio Lavao.

Mr Lavao furthermore thanked customers for their help and trust in this matter. "We are happy that the court has come to this decision after 4,5 years." he stated in a reaction.


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