A tale of missing cows and handshake deals

Jenny Ruth
Thu, 04 Apr 2019

By Jenny Ruth April 5 (BusinessDesk) - An Otago farmer's misplaced trust in a stock and station agent has ended with a judge saying the days of doing business on a handshake are over. Justice Gerald Nation of the High Court in Christchurch found largely in favour of Jasper Ross Clark against stock and station firm Rural Livestock. He awarded Clark more than $270,000 plus interest and costs - but far less than the nearly $640,000 the Milton farmer had sought. “At least historically, it was often a source of pride amongst New Zealand far...

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