Farmers Suicide – State Govt Policy To Compensate Only Farmers Who Borrowed From Banks Discriminatory, Says Karnataka HC

first_imgNews UpdatesFarmers Suicide – State Govt Policy To Compensate Only Farmers Who Borrowed From Banks Discriminatory, Says Karnataka HC Mustafa Plumber2 March 2021 9:39 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State Chief Secretary to make a clear stand whether families of the farmers who killed themselves after borrowing from private money lenders will be excluded from government assistance of Rs 5 lakhs. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty took strong objection to the classification created by the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State Chief Secretary to make a clear stand whether families of the farmers who killed themselves after borrowing from private money lenders will be excluded from government assistance of Rs 5 lakhs. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty took strong objection to the classification created by the state government whereby financial aid is given only to farmers who ended life after borrowing from banks and financial institutions. The bench orally observed : “Prima facie the cause for which farmer commits suicide is important…cause is he is heavily indebted…he is not able to repay the loan so he taken this option of committing suicide. What is the difference between the class of farmers who taken money from banks and credit societies and commit suicide and class of farmers who take loan from private money lenders and committed suicide? Why has the state made the distinction between the two?” The bench in its order urged the Chief Secretary while filing his affidavit in three weeks’ time, to look at the seriousness of the situation. The court said “Only in one taluka there are about 125 cases of farmers committing suicide, within a span of five years. We are sure that the chief secretary will consider why some farmers are forced to approach individual money lenders for obtaining loans.” The bench gave the direction after perusing the affidavit filed by Brijesh Kumar Dikshit, Commissioner for Agriculture and Director General, Environmental Management and policy research Institute. The affidavit stated that “The government has no control nor there is any regulation preventing farmers from taking any loan from private money lenders and therefore this aspect is one of the reasons for determining the eligibility of the farmers to extend the benefit.” It adds “However, if the same family who have suffered at the hands of the private money lenders also have taken loan from the banks or other notified institutions the family is still entitled for the benefit, subject to satisfaction of any and or all other conditions.” The bench firstly noted “The stand taken about the assistance to families of the farmers who committed suicide is quite shocking.” Secondly, the bench said “It is clear that state has created two artificial classes of farmers who have committed suicide. In first class is of farmers who had taken loan or borrowed money from banks/credit society etc. The second class is of those farmers who had taken money from money lenders. State government has decided to deny compensation to the families of the farmers who have taken money from private money lenders and have committed suicide.” Following which the bench noted “Prima facie it appears to us that cause of suicide is inability of farmers to repay the borrowed amount with interest. Therefore, prima facie it is very difficult to accept that the classification made by the state government will stand the test of Article 14 of the constitution of India.” Accordingly, it directed the Chief Secretary to look into the affidavit filed by the Commissioner and file his affidavit. It also directed the state government to place on record details of grievance/complaints disposed of by the district grievance redressal committee at District Yadgir. As per information given to the court from 2016 till 2020-21, 125 farmers committed suicide in Shahpur taluk of yadgir district. Out of 125 farmers who committed suicide, families of 105 farmers are entitled to the compensation. Of which 20 families were held ineligible as the farmers who committed suicide had not borrowed the money from banks. Out of 105 families found to be eligible, still 7 families have not been paid compensation. The directions were given while hearing the petition filed by Akhanda Karnataka Raitha Sangh. Advocate Clifton D Rozario appeared for the petitioner. The petition states that the State Government has declared various relief for the families of the farmers of those who have committed suicide including monetary compensation of Rs. 5.00 lakhs, free education for the children, Rs. 2000/- widow pension, etc. However, unfortunately, the families of the farmers who have committed suicide in the taluk have not been given all the relief, with some of the families receiving no relief to date. The petition also sought directions to the respondents to disburse crop insurance loss compensation to all insured farmers in Shahapur Taluk (Yadgir district) under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (henceforth referred to as PMFBY), for the 2016 monsoon season and thereafter. The matter will be next heard on March 29Click Hear To Download Affidavit[Read Affidavit]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Students discuss local restaurant discounts

first_imgDuring its meeting Wednesday, the College’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed a program that would give Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross students discounts at local restaurants. Student body president Rachael Chelsey said letters were sent out to local businesses, such as Chipotle, and she said hopefully many will start to respond. Members of SGA brainstormed ideas for how to advertise and publicize the discount programs. Some ideas include hanging signs around campus, putting fliers into every Saint Mary’s student’s mailbox, creating a fan page on Facebook, installing table tents in Noble Dining Hall and putting the information on Saint Mary’s website. “The ultimate plan for this is for it to begin after fall break. However, it is a matter of when we get responses from the restaurants and businesses,” Chesley said. “It might start off as a smaller program, but it is important to look at how we can leave our mark.” The discounts offered from each business will be left up to the individual business’ discretion, she said. SGA also discussed the Pack Saint Mary’s With You program, which will take place over fall break, said admissions commissioner Liz Busam. This program encourages Saint Mary’s students to go back to their high schools and talk positively about their experience at the College. There will be students sitting outside the Noble Dining Hall atrium with sign-up sheets. “This is a great way to generate that energy and pride we have for Saint Mary’s,” Busam said. If students participate in the program, their names will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the new bookstore, she said. If successful, the program could continue over the Thanksgiving or Christmas break.last_img read more

Caldwell man charged with 4 felonies after pointing revolver at 2 officers

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Darrell Dean Clark, 53, of Caldwell, has been charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor for pointing a loaded .22 caliber nickel-plated Liberty six-shot revolver at two Caldwell Police officers earlier in June.The Sumner County Attorney’s office has charged Clark with:•two counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, a level 6 felony;•one count of criminal discharge of a firearm, a level 7 felony;•criminal threat, a level 9 felony;•and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Clark is accused on June 12 of pointing a gun at an officer at 508 N. Young Street in Caldwell, forcing two officers to conceal themselves behind a wall and counter and threatening to commit violence against them.According to the district court complaint, at about 12:20 p.m. on a Friday, the dispatcher advised officers that a suspect was breaking and throwing things around. Upon arrival, the wife said her husband was in the house and in a rage and tearing the house apart.The officer took out a taser X26 and entered the residence. Clark allegedly was in the bedroom cursing and throwing things. The rest of the family was evacuated, the report said.The officer said the room was dark and he turned on the flashlight. Clark was allegedly sitting on the side of the bed. Allegedly Clark told the officer that he had been off his medication for a few days but would be fine soon. Clark then allegedly raised a revolver and pointed it at the officer with his finger inside the trigger guard.The officer allegedly said “Darrell put that down, you know you can’t do that,” and then threw down the taser and backed away from the bedroom door. He assumed concealment behind the corner of a wall in an adjacent room, allegedly.“I notified the dispatcher that the subject was armed with a revolver,” the officer said in the report.The officer then heard a gun shot coming from the bedroom and notified the dispatcher that a shot was fired, who then in turn dispatched two Sumner County Sheriff Deputies.After a short time, the officer allegedly asked, “Darrell are you okay?Clark then allegedly yelled for the officer to get out or he will kill all of them.Another Caldwell officer arrived and was briefed on the situation. The second officer said he would communicate with Clark, according to the report. The second officer concealed himself on the left side of the room in a kneeling position and was using a counter at the left side of the room for partial concealment.“We both had our weapons pointed at the bedroom door, when Mr. Clark suddenly exited the bedroom door with his right hand lowered by his right thigh,” the first officer said in the report. “We both asked Mr. Clark if he had a weapons (sic) and he raised his right hand up and pointed the same nickel plated revolver in Officer _______ direction.Clark allegedly had the revolver in the palm of his right hand but did not have a finger inside the trigger guard.“We both ordered him to drop the weapon,” the first officer said in the report. “Mr. Clark then returned inside the bedroom and slammed the door.”The two officers then backed out of the house and briefed the deputies. They returned inside the back of the house, allegedly with weapons pointed at Clark who still had the revolver in the palm of his right hand by his right thigh.He was ordered several times to put the gun down, and eventually, Clark dropped the gun at the bottom of nearby steps.After handcuffing Clark and placing him in the police car, the second officer checked the gun and found out the .22 caliber revolver was loaded with six cartridges and one was spent, the report said.Clark was then transported to Sumner County Jail in Wellington. He was placed on $50,000 bond. He is no longer in custody at the jail.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Sharks return to Winnipeg with villains in tow

first_imgWINNIPEG, Manitoba — Evander Kane isn’t expecting Justin Braun, Tomas Hertl and Tim Heed to receive the full Winnipeg treatment Tuesday night. The local fan base will be zeroing in on a bigger villain.The Sharks are in town to play the Jets for the first time since January 2018 when videotape surfaced showing Braun, Hertl and Heed tape criticizing Winnipeg for being “cold” and “dark” and technologically primitive. It also will be the first visit in a Sharks uniform for Kane, who is public …last_img

Google Docs: Now for Storage as much as Collaboration

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Companies may use the Google Documents List API to sync files and provide additional backups.Google is partnering with three companies to provide additional services:Memeo Connect for Google Apps is a new desktop application that offers an easy way to access, migrate, and synchronize files to Google Docs across multiple computers. Syncplicity offers businesses automated back-up and file management with Google Docs.Manymoon is a project management platform that makes it simple to organize and share tasks and documents with coworkers and partners, including uploading files to Google Docs.Google Docs is emerging as the strongest player in the storage and collaboration space. Competitors like Box.net provide similar services but are far smaller than Google. This is a trend to watch as cloud computing becomes more predominant and the concept of collaborating online becomes more palatable. This will be especially true as it becomes apparent how documents can be accessed anywhere on any device with potentially significant cost savings. alex williams Tags:#enterprise#news#NYT#Products Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Google is extending Google Docs, allowing any kind of file to be uploaded up to 250 MB in size. The move signifies how Google Docs is now a storage service as much as a collaboration platform. Enterprise customers may now store large files on Google Docs for free or a small cost. Additionally, the documents may be backed up using third-party applications.Google is promoting the service as a way for enterprise customer to store files without the need for a thumb drive. That’s a clear sign of how traditional storage devices may be bypassed by online alternatives.Until recently, a thumb drive served as the best way to transport large files. But now, large files can be accessed from anywhere and can be used in a collaborative context. For example, Google Docs users may store files in a shared folder for group collaboration.The capability to upload large files will be ready within the next few weeks. Users receive 1 GB in storage. Enterprise customers will also have the capability to add additional storage for $3.50 per GB per year.last_img read more

Dhoni gets Spirit of Cricket award, England rule ICC honours

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni winning the Spirit of Cricket trophy was the lone highlight for India at the ICC Annual Awards where English cricketers walked away with the top honours in a glittering ceremony in London.Dhoni was chosen for the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for his fine gesture of recalling Ian Bell after the England batsman was run out under controversial circumstances during the second Test at Trent Bridge in July.Sachin Tendulkar, who was named Cricketer of the Year in 2010 when the awards function was held in Bangalore, missed out this time as England’s Jonathan Trott won the top award.Trott beat competition from his team-mate Alastair Cook and South Africa’s Hashim Amla, besides Tendulkar. India’s opening batsman Gautam Gambhir also missed out the ODI Player of the Year Award which was won by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara.Another England player Alastair Cook won the Test Cricketer of the Year Award for his superb form in the longest format of the game in the past 12 months.Dhoni turned out to be the lone Indian to win an ICC award this year. Despite being wrapped up in an intense and difficult Test series in England, Dhoni showed the right spirit in agreeing to allow Bell to continue batting when he was run out.On what was the last ball before tea on the third day, Bell hit the ball towards the boundary. He mistakenly thought it had gone for four, left his crease and headed towards the pavilion assuming the session was over and the ball dead. The ball, which had not reached the rope and therefore was still in play, was returned to the middle, the bails removed and Bell was correctly given run out. .advertisementUpon reflection during the tea interval and following a request from the England team, Dhoni withdrew the appeal and recalled Bell thus turning boos into cheers from the appreciative Nottingham crowd.Commenting on Dhoni’s gesture, ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said, “While the initial appeal and umpire decision were correct to the letter of the law, the decision by Mahendra and his team to withdraw the appeal shows great maturity. To see players and officials uphold the Great Spirit of cricket, which has underpinned the game for more than a century, is very special.”Dhoni’s gesture was voted as the winner ahead of that of South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, who twice demonstrated such spirit during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 by walking once he had clarified with opposition fielders directly that they had caught the ball cleanly rather than waiting for the umpires to decide.This award is voted by the members of the Emirates Elite Panels of ICC Match Referees and Umpires.Trott, on the other hand, had an extraordinary 12 months as a batsman. In 12 Tests, he compiled 1,042 runs at an average of 65.12, including four centuries and three half-centuries. In addition, he played 24 ODIs, hitting 1,064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two centuries and nine 50s.In that time he has helped his team retain the Ashes in Australia, reach the quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and also register other Test series victories against Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan.Trott follows in the footsteps of India’s Rahul Dravid (2004), Andrew Flintoff of England and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (joint winners in 2005), Ricky Ponting of Australia (2006 and 2007), West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2008), Mitchell Johnson of Australia (2009) and Tendulkar (2010) to take the top award.Trott accepted the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy from ICC President Sharad Pawar at the ceremony.His teammate Cook played 12 Tests and in 18 innings, he compiled 1,302 runs at an average of 51.74, including six centuries and four half-centuries. His highest score of 235 not out against Australia at Brisbane helped his team towards series victory as it won the Ashes away from home for the first time since the 1986-87 season.The independent voting academy of 25 highly credentialed cricket experts put Cook first, ahead of an impressive group of players that had been short-listed, including England team-mates Jonathan Trott and James Anderson, as well as Jacques Kallis of South Africa, who previously won this award in 2005.Sangakkara had a superb year of ODI cricket. During the performance period, he played 25 ODIs and compiled 1,049 runs at an average of 55.21, including one century and seven half-centuries.As wicketkeeper, he also took 36 victims comprising 26 catches and 10 stumpings. Despite that busy workload, he still managed to lead his country to the ICC Cricket World Cup final in Mumbai where they lost narrowly to home team India.He beat competition from Australia’s Shane Watson, and South Africa’s Hashim Amla, besides that of Gambhir.advertisementSangakkara also became the second-ever recipient of the LG People’s Choice Award. Sangakkara was voted to the award by the general public and beat off strong competition for the award from South Africa’s Hashim Amla, England’s Jonathan Trott, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Dhoni. .The award, which was introduced last year at the LG ICC Awards in Bangalore, was chosen by cricket fans around the world who, over the course of four weeks had the opportunity to vote for their favourite player.The cricketers were selected on the basis of some really innovative parameters, in sync with the values that embody brand LG, by a five-man ICC selection panel chaired by former West Indies captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Clive Lloyd.The values by which the winner was judged include innovation, dynamism, strength in decision-making, performing well under pressure and executing a plan to distinction. The winner of this award should demonstrate an ability to engage spectators and should also embody the game’s unique spirit, both on and off the field.Up-and-coming West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was named as the Emerging Player of the Year 2011.The 25-year-old, who played in five Test matches in the voting period and took 21 wickets with an average of 35.42, has made an impact within the West Indies side with his attacking approach that yields considerable turn and bounce.He also played in 11 ODIs, bagging 19 wickets at an average of 21.57. Bishoo was the top choice of the 25-person voting academy, coming in ahead of team-mate Darren Bravo, and Pakistan pair of Wahab Riaz and Azhar Ali.Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate has become the ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year for the second successive year.The voting academy chose ten Doeschate over other top Associate and Affiliate players including Afghanistan?s Hamid Hassan and the Ireland duo of Paul Stirling and Kevin O?Brien.It is the third time ten Doeschate has claimed the award, the first time he picked up the title was in 2008 while he also won the award last year. .The 31-year-old Essex player scored both his ODI centuries during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the first against England in Nagpur and the second against fellow Associate side Ireland in Kolkata.The Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year award serves to recognise and reward the efforts in all international matches of the outstanding cricketers from the teams outside the ICC Full Members.New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee was chosen for the ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year in recognition of his five wickets for 18 runs against Pakistan last year.On December 26, 2010, during the Black Caps’ Twenty20 International match against Pakistan in Auckland, Southee ripped through the Pakistani top order in a performance that saw him take 5-18 in his four overs including one maiden. He also claimed a catch to dismiss the then Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and the side went on to win the game by five wickets.advertisementHe beat competition from England’s Tim Bresnan (four wickets for three runs against Pakistan in Cardiff in September 2010); South Africa’s JP Duminy (96 not out in 54 balls against Zimbabwe in Kimberley on October 10, 2010) and Australia’s Shane Watson (59 runs in 31 balls against England in Adelaide January 12, 2011).West Indies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year Award. .During the voting period Taylor played 10 ODIs for the West Indies scoring 610 runs at the top of the order at an average of 76.25, while the off-spinner also claimed 15 wickets. She also scored 49 runs and took five wickets in Twenty20 Internationals in the period.The 20-year-old took the accolade ahead of England duo Charlotte Edwards and Lydia Greenway and last year’s winner of the title, Australia’s Shelley Nitschke.Pakistan’s Aleem Dar won the David Shepherd Trophy for third time after being named ICC Umpire of the Year.43-year-old Dar was voted to this award by the 10 Full Member captains as well as the eight-man Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, based on his decision statistics and officiating skills over the past 12 months.It is the third year in a row that he has received the ICC award which was renamed last year after the late England umpire David Shepherd.Dar beat off strong competition from his colleagues on the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires Steve Davis, Ian Gould and five-time ICC Umpire of the Year Simon Taufel.Dar, who made his international debut as an umpire in 2000, joined the Emirates Elite Panel in 2004. In the voting period of these awards, Dar stood in five Tests and 13 ODIs.He stood in the ICC Cricket World Cup in the India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, where he was an on-field umpire in eight of the matches, including the final between India and Sri Lanka.Based on the period between August 11, 2010 and August 3, 2011, the LG ICC Awards 2011 — presented in association with FICA — take into account performances by players and officials in a remarkable period for the game.last_img read more

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Says UCLA AD Dan Guerrero Voted Incorrectly On Satellite Camps

first_imgpac-12 logo.Update: I assumed that eight or nine Pac-12 schools were for satellite camps. As it turns out, it was 11, with the assumed dissident being UCLA, according to Stewart Mandel. You can’t make this up.Larry Scott confirmed that 11 of the 12 Pac-12 schools did not support a satellite camp ban. Would not say the 12th, but, now you can guess.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 20, 2016Earlier: Two weeks ago, Washington State head coach Mike Leach said that most Pac-12 programs are for satellite camps, and that he didn’t know why the conference voted against it. According to Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has an answer: UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero voted the wrong way.New twist in satellite camp ban. Pac-12 commish Larry Scott says their rep, Dan Guerrero, “did not vote the way he was supposed to vote.”— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 20, 2016It is unclear whether this was subterfuge by an athletic director whose school is in a talent rich city, or just a mistake, but it makes sense that most Pac-12 programs would want the chance to see players from other areas. While UCLA and USC have the advantage of being in Los Angeles, and Stanford has its own very unique recruiting ability, satellite camps make a ton of sense for pretty much every other program in the league.last_img read more

Judge rejects young Quebecers novel lawsuit seeking federal climate change action

first_imgMONTREAL — A Quebec environmental group says it will appeal a decision last week rejecting its attempt to launch a class action lawsuit against the federal government for what it says is a failure to combat climate change.Superior Court Justice Gary Morrison delivered his ruling Thursday, emphasizing that the cause of environmental protection was of undoubted importance but raising doubts about the nature of the class seeking damages.The action brought by the group ENvironnement JEUnesse would be on behalf of Quebecers aged 35 and under, whom lawyers argue are being deprived of a right to a healthy environment and will suffer the effects of global warming more than older generations.It was seeking $100 for each Quebecer in that age bracket — but given that doling out an award estimated at $340 million would have been complicated and expensive, the proposed action suggested the money be spent on measures to curb climate change.In the decision, Morrison said members of the class would have to be 18 or older.And he said excluding those older than 35 appeared to be a “purely subjective and arbitrary choice” by the organization.“Although the mission and objectives of (the group) are admirable on the socio-political level, they are too subjective and limiting in their nature to form the basis of an appropriate group for the purpose of exercising collective action,” Morrison wrote. The group “can be the ‘voice’ of young people,” he added, “but it does not have the authority to change the legal status and powers of minors.”The organization countered in a statement there is an trend internationally that says children must have access to justice on the issue of climate.Catherine Gauthier, the group’s executive director, says it will appeal the decision.The group is being represented pro bono by Trudel, Johnston & Lesperance, a well-known Montreal class-action firm.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Indigenous Fashion week kicks off in Toronto

first_imgEditor’s Note: This story referred to the 2018 event as the first ever, as per the event’s press release. However, it has been brought to our attention that the city of Toronto has hosted a similar event previously. We regret the error.  Beverly AndrewsAPTN NewsIndigenous fashion week has kicked off in Toronto.The four day event showcases 23 designers from Canada, the US and [email protected]@aptnbeverlylast_img

American skies open to C Series after Bombardier win against Boeing

first_imgMONTREAL – The skies over the world’s largest aerospace market have opened to Bombardier’s C Series aircraft after it won a resounding victory Friday against Boeing Co.U.S. International Trade Commissioners voted 4-0 that Boeing didn’t suffer harm from prospective imports of C Series planes.Boeing launched the trade case last April, arguing that governments in Canada and Britain subsidized the plane’s development and allowed Bombardier to sell it at unfairly low prices.The decision eliminates nearly 300 per cent in duties imposed by the Department of Commerce.“Today’s decision is a victory for innovation, competition, and the rule of law,” the Montreal-based manufacturer said in a news release moments after the vote was announced.The decision was a surprise to many observers who expected the commission would side with Boeing even though they believed the company sustained no harm. Even one government official said Ottawa wouldn’t be surprised by a loss.Several commentators said the ruling restores the commission’s credibility because it wasn’t moved by political calculations or pressure from President Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric.The decision caused Bombardier’s stock to shoot up to its highest level in three years. Shares gained more than 15 per cent after the ruling, closing at $3.54.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland welcomed the decision.“Canada-United States trade is important to the prosperity of both our countries. This decision will support well-paying middle-class jobs on both sides of the border,” she said in a statement.Chicago-based Boeing said it is disappointed by the decision but will review the commission’s detailed opinions when they are released in the coming days.“We are disappointed that the International Trade Commission did not recognize the harm that Boeing has suffered from the billions of dollars in illegal government subsidies that the Department of Commerce found Bombardier received and used to dump aircraft in the U.S. small single-aisle airplane market,” it said in a statement.Boeing said it will continue to document any harm to Boeing from illegal subsidies and dumping pricing.“We will not stand by as Bombardier’s illegal business practices continue to harm American workers and the aerospace industry they support. Global trade only works if everyone adheres to the rules we have all agreed to. That’s a belief we will continue to defend.”Boeing could appeal or launch a new petition if the C Series are delivered to the U.S. from the Quebec assembly plant, but observers say that would be a mistake.“I think it’s cost them too much in terms of reputation and actually in terms of defence orders for them to appeal,” said Ernie Arvai, a partner at U.S. commercial aviation consultancy AirInsight.Canada’s largest private-sector union responded to the ruling by calling on Bombardier to abandon its plans to build a second assembly line in the southern United States.“Common sense should now trump because there’s absolutely no reason now for the C Series to satisfy the U.S. market be built in Mobile, Ala,” Unifor president Jerry Dias told reporters.“Today is a huge victory for one of Canada’s most important industries and as a Bombardier employee I’m absolutely thrilled and dumbfounded that this decision actually came down.”Bombardier spokesman Simon Letendre said the company and Airbus will proceed with the construction of the second assembly line for the U.S. market.McGill University professor Karl Moore said building the plant is the right move.He expects the orders will flow into Bombardier now that the uncertainty of duties is resolved.“The U.S. is wide open to sell a lot of C Series,” he added.But Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group said he doesn’t believe the ruling will unleash a torrent of orders because so few American airlines ordered the C Series even though it has been available to purchase for a decade.“You could make an argument that the combination of Airbus ownership and the end of this trade complaint might serve as a catalyst but I’m not aware of a whole lot of outstanding U.S. requirements for a plane of this class.”Delta Air Lines Inc. said it looks forward to introducing the CS100 to its fleet. The airline ordered 75 CS100s that were slated to be delivered starting this fall from Mirabel, Que. It has vowed to wait until the new assembly line is built.“Delta is pleased by the U.S. International Trade Commission’s ruling rejecting Boeing’s anti-competitive attempt to deny U.S. airlines and the U.S. travelling public access to the state-of-the-art 110-seat CS100 aircraft when Boeing offers no viable alternative,” it said in a news release.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Unifor is Canada’s biggest union.last_img read more