THE TIRRENO

2010-04-11

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"Eviction for executive Carapax" filed civil ruling: the structure has to return to the Region


The animals will be taken over by the University of Pisa


GROSSETO.
Grosseto. The court decided that the Carapax must go. This completes, in court in Grosseto, the civil trial brought little more than a year ago from the mountain community of metalliferous hills Rana international against Belgium, a company that managed the Massa Marittima "science project Carapax safeguard the turtles."

A decisive date, one on Friday, as the court Giulia Conte, a ruling filed Friday, he definitively judged based the request for release of the provision made by the mountain community, rejecting the objections raised by Rana and stipulating that the latter (represented by Donato Ballasina spouses and Veerle Vandepitte) "should abandon the buildings and Venelle Bonsecchino.

THE TIRRENO

2010-04-11

"Eviction for executive Carapax" filed civil ruling: the structure has to return to the Region

The animals will be taken over by the University of Pisa

GROSSETO. The court decided: the Carapax must go. This completes court action in Grosseto, the civil trial brought little more than a year ago by the mountain community of Metalliferous Hills against RANA international Belgium, a company that managed the Massa Marittima "science project Carapax safeguard the turtles."

A decisive date, Friday, as the court Giulia Conte, filed a ruling, he definitively judged the request for release of the provision made by the mountain community, rejecting the objections raised by RANA and stipulating that the latter (represented by Donato Ballasina and spouse Veerle Vandepitte) "should abandon the buildings and Venelle Bonsecchino.

He also directed the costs: EUR 14 thousand between appraisals, fees and compensation of the custodian of the court the State Forestry Service, Cites of Rome. The mountain community was assisted by Advocate Luciano Giorgi, Roberto Fivizzani was Advocate for Rana Internationa Belgium.
A swift conclusion, in terms of justice, since the process began in January 2009. Much longer, however, the period of disagreements that for years have been contained in an "amicable."
In 2009 the Board decided to open the mountain to take legal action brought before a civil court against the persons who occupied nine years 'unfair' property in the territory of Massa Marittima: RANA Internationa (based in Belgium) and Athena non-profit organization, represented by Donato Ballasina and Veerle Vandepitte.
The background of the dispute dates back to 1989. An agreement with the Belgian company was offering land and buildings belonging to the rural heritage of the region unavailable while RANA undertook to use those properties until 2024 to conduct its activities and scientific research and teaching, with a number of obligations regarding the use of those assets.


in '96 however, the mountain community, after alleging default on its obligations, initiated an arbitration to determine the failure of RANA International Belgium that the obligations assumed by contract.
By award declared enforceable since '99, it was determined that Rana had to leave the property. The project Carapax and its owners, in fact, continued for eleven years to occupy the property, despite the decision of the arbitrators

On Friday, Judge Earl - examined the arbitration agreement and its resolution - and then he pronounced the sentence, or 'the job without the title of the property.
The mountain community has already been activated to ensure adequate environmental protection to animals, through agreement with the University of Pisa.
In recent years, on a parallel track to the civilian, there was also the criminal proceedings in Grosseto court, that sentenced the couple Ballasina for a number of violations on the protection of animals (6 months suspended custodial sentance). Now the ruling that requires the company of spouses Balassina to abandon the structure in this way should be back in the hands of the Region which should then give it to the mountain community.