Renewable Power and Light is going to court in the US to sue Safari, which has found itself unable to supply palm oil at a price agreed about two years ago.
On 11 July 2007, RPL engaged corporate litigation lawyers, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP, and commenced legal action in the State of New York by filing a complaint against Safari, two related entities and one of Safari’s directors for breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation. In addition, on 11 July 2007 RPL successfully obtained a temporary restraining order preventing any of the defendants from transferring any palm oil to anyone else.
RPL's shares were suspended and have resumed trading, but the price fell from over £1 to about £0.50 between 7 July and 12 July. The firm stresses in its statement that it has reserves, has sold electricity and steam profitably and is looking for new sources of biofuel.
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