A Statement of Claim on behalf of historic Wattle Brae Stud has been filed in the Supreme Court of Queensland in Brisbane on 11 August 2009.
We have chosen Wattle Brae Stud as the test case because it is a typical example of a thoroughbred stud that has been affected by the EI outbreak and where the Stud horses actually contracted EI.
The Statement of Claim has been served upon the lawyers acting for the Federal Government and they now have 28 days to file a Defence in relation to the claim. We expect that there will be various interlocutory applications made over the course of the next 6 to 12 months, which no doubt will sort out some of the more complicated legal issues involved.
We will be regularly updating the website as to the progress of the action and any other test cases that are lodged.
To view a copy of the Claim please click the link below for your perusal.
Anyone wishing to update their particulars of their loss or any new enquiries, please click the questionnaire link below