FNPRT v. MDRGF

09/02683
January 6, 2010
Final judgment
France, Paris

Economic stakeholders
Fédération nationale des producteurs de raisins de table (FNPRT)
Movement for the Right and Respect of Future Generations (MDRGF)
Alexandre Faro , Corinne Lepage

Civil court
Not specified
Compensation for the damage suffered by the publication of an investigation on the contamination of grapes by pesticides characterizing a wrongful denigration as well as the withdrawal of this publication.
Court of First Instance of Paris, France
Court

February 10, 2010
Positive
The judge did not grant FNPRT's request and ordered it to pay one symbolic euro in damages and €2,000 for the group's defense costs.
National law
No description

FNPRT filed a complaint against MDRGF and claims to have suffered damage resulting from the publication of an investigation on the contamination of grapes by pesticides published by the group. It seeks compensation of € 500,000. The hearing took place on January 06, 2010. On February 10, 2010, the judge did not grant the request of the federation of producers of table grapes on the grounds that the survey conducted by the defendant is not biased and presents, the results of a studywithout distortion, proposals for changes in the regulations on plant protection products. The producers are condemned for abusive procedure to pay one symbolic euro of damages and €2.000 for the defense costs incurred by the association.