Prosper the Government, Suffer the Practitioner: The Graham Barclay Oysters Litigation
Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Date Written: October 19, 2018
The Graham Barclay Oysters litigation began in the Federal Court of Australia, with Ryan v Great Lakes Council ('Ryan').' This was a representative claim by Mr Grant Ryan against Graham Barclay Oysters Pty Ltd ('Graham Barclay Oysters'), Graham Barclay Distributors Pty Ltd ('Graham Barclay Distributors'), the Great Lakes Council, the State of New South Wales and fourteen other parties.2 The plaintiffs sought damages for injury (hepatitis A infection) arising from the consumption of contaminated oysters which were supplied by the Graham Barclay companies, and had been grown in Wallis Lake, which was in the Great Lakes Council area of New South Wales.
JEL Classification: K19, K10, K41
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