Turf firms curtail court proceedings to save expense

Two leading turf-sector firms embroiled in a court battle over wide-area mowers have agreed to settle their row to avoid soaring costs.

The agreement between Rolawn and Turfmech followed a Court of Appeal decision allowing the turf supplier to appeal in a case over Maximow mowers.

Rolawn managing director Paul Dawson and Turfmech counterpart Austin Jarrett agreed to end the wrangle to save legal costs, which would have escalated by launching the appeal.

"As part of the joint agreement Turfmech has agreed to keep out of the wide-area mower market for a period of five years," said a representative for Rolawn.

Jarrett could not be contacted but Dawson said: "Rolawn has and would always pursue its policy of defending its intellectual property rights vigorously."

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