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Did You Suffer Loss In The Equine Influenza Outbreak?

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Leading class actions law firm Maurice Blackburn, together with Attwood Marshall lawyers, intend to bring a class action in the Federal Court on behalf of hundreds of horse owners and businesses that suffered financial loss as a result of the outbreak of Equine Influenza (for further details go to www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/equineinfluenza). The action will be open to individuals, businesses or clubs who suffered economic loss as a result of equine influenza, and if you meet any one of the following criteria - if at any time during the period from 8 August 2007 to 30 June 2008, you:

  • (a) owned or occupied land, on which horses were kept or stabled;
  • (b) owned or occupied stable facilities for horses;
  • (c) owned, part-owned or managed a horse, including a stallion or mare, or ran a horse syndicate;
  • (d) provided transport facilities or transport means used for the purpose of transporting horses;
  • (e) provided agistment services for broodmares, foaling down services and/or yearling preparation services;
  • (f) organised horse events, including horse show events, horse sale events and horse racing events and those events were scheduled to be held during the period from 8 August 2007 to 30 June 2008;
  • (g) provided coaching or tuition services in relation to horse racing, dressage or horse riding;
  • (h) operated a business that depended on horse racing events to make a profit.
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