Ireland: Former Tesco potato supplier fails to have action against supermarket fast-tracked

tescoA former potato supplier to supermarket giant Tesco has failed to have an action for alleged breach of contract and personal injuries entered into the fast track Commercial Court list. Paul Sweeney, trading as Paul Sweeney & Co, Newcastle, Co Dublin, is suing Tesco Ireland claiming he spent millions between 1998 and 2006 investing in facilities based on an agreement to supply potatoes for the Irish stores but which the supermarket firm terminated without reasonable notice. Mr Sweeney is also claiming damages for bullying, nervous shock, assault and battery arising out of meetings and contacts with a Tesco executive during negotiations on the agreement to supply the stores. More