The first judgment of the Court of Appeal relating to the storm Gudrun has been passed.
After the storm Gudrun the listed company Rörvik Timber entered into agreements with several entrepreneurs regarding cutting of trees that had fell. Three years after the storm an entrepreneur, from the northern part of Sweden, sued Rörvik Timber, claiming damages of approximately 10 million SEK on the legal ground of alleged breach of contract.
On April 27th 2009, Eksjö District Court passed its judgment in the case. According to the District Court, Rörvik Timber was not liable to pay damages to the entrepreneur and consequently the entrepreneur’s claim was dismissed.
The entrepreneur appealed the Distric Court’s judgement to the Court of Appeal. On May 20th 2010, after three days hearing, the Court of Appeal passed its judgement in the case. According to the Court of Appeal the entrepreneur has not proven that Rörvik committed a breach of contract and consequently, the claim should be dismissed. Thus, the Court of Appeal confirmed the judgement from the District Court.
The case between Rörvik and the entrepreneur is the first dispute regarding the storm Gudrun that has been heard in both the District Court and the Court of Appeal.
Rörvik Timber was represented by Moll Wendén by attorney Stefan Wendén and attorney Linda Tydén.