Ministère public v. HOUSSIN Reference : 1059/2011 Complaint date : August 8, 2007 Status : Final judgment Place of jurisdiction : France, Coutances Plaintiffs types : Beekeepers/Honey Producers, Environmental NGOs Plaintiffs names : Frédéric Colombo, Association Manche Nature Defendants : Individual, Farmers Lawyers : Benoist Busson Case nature : Criminal court Products : Insecticide, Carbaryl, Sevin L 85 Requests : Criminal conviction and compensation for damage resulting from the destruction of bees. Name of the Court : Criminal court of Coutances, France Jurisdiction level : Court Decision date : September 13, 2011 Decision nature : Positive Decision content : Declares H. guilty of the alleged acts (use of a plant protection product outside the authorised periods), sentences him to a suspended fine; in the civil action, declares H. liable for the damage suffered by C., sentences him to a sum of money (and expert opinion for the remainder). Legal basis : National law Court Ruling : Link to the ruling Summary : Mr. H., an arboriculturist, is accused of having used the carbaryl-based insecticide Sevin L 85 without observing the limitations and conditions of use, resulting in the destruction of bees. The result is the criminal conviction of the arboriculturist; the beekeeper has been compensated for his harm directly related to the offence. Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : No related link for this case.