George Michael is owner and producer of olive groves in Kolkata Island, whose company, Oleo campo, produces one of a kind top quality cold pressed organic olive oil. He is the sole supplier to many food producers and celebrity chefs whose restaurants and television shows only use Oleo campo olive oil for their food preparation. In fact it is one of the main ingredients in many of Oleo campo’s customers recipes. This is common Knowledge and oleo campo is the pride of Kolkata Island.
Adjacent to George’s olive groves is a farm owned by Andrew Ridgeley who periodically does a serial spraying on his farm. His new young pilot mistake Michael’s olive groves for the Ridgely farm and sprays it with chemical pesticides. This incident has a major impact on Oleo campo. It is unable to produce its fine quality organic olive oil for a whole year until the effects of the chemical pesticide wears off and Oleo campo olives can be certified organic again. As a result, Oleo campo is unable to supply its customers with its prized olive oil.
To minimize its costs Oleo campo has had to lay off 25% of its staff. Julie, who was part of the olive grove team lost her job and is unable to meet her mortgage repayments.
1.Advise Oleo campo if it can sue Ridgeley for negligence
Will Julie be successful if she were to sue Ridgeley?
Wyatt Marlston, a celebrity chef who has a regular television cooking show is one of Oleo campo’s customers. Upon hearing that Oleo campo is unable to supply him with its fine olive oil for a year, suffers a heart attack and it taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital upon seeing him at the ICU(Intensive Care Unit) Maggie Marlston, his wife, suffers trauma.
2.Advise Maggie of her prospects of obtaining compensation if she was to sue Ridgeley in negligence.