Dairy farmer takes Fonterra to appeal court

Dairy farmer takes Fonterra to appeal court
Fonterra suspended milk collection due to an enforcement order. (Image: NZME)
Rebecca Howard
Farmer Philip Woolley’s legal team will be waiting on tenterhooks after appealing a decision that Fonterra didn’t breach a supply contract.  The arguments, which date back nearly a decade, were heard over two days at the court of appeal this week, as Woolley continues to seek damages for Fonterra’s refusal to take his milk in the 2014/15 season.Both teams wheeled in suitcases filled with documents, but the case seemed to largely hinge on a single one: an engineer’s certificate. The case involved the exercise of...

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