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No liability in UK FMD court action

The legal action brought by UK farmers against the organizations responsible for the August 2007 escape of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus from the Pirbright laboratory complex in Surrey, has been concluded. Seven farmers with stock directly affected by the virus settled their claim out of court, while the High Court ruled that farmers and businesses indirectly affected by control measures against the disease were ineligible for compensation.

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