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Olympic-hit businesses in court move

Scores of small businesses are planning a class action lawsuit against the organisers of the Olympics over planned road closures and security restrictions which they claim will put hundreds of jobs at risk.

The group of east London companies, which range from transport firms to printers, cafés, garages and retailers, have united to tackle the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) over restricted access to their premises, the lack of a compensation plan for any adverse impact on trading and the alleged failure to provide relocation packages for the worst affected firms.

Around 40 businesses, which employ a combined 550 staff, have committed to a “fighting fund” to tackle the Games organisers and have instructed a law firm to advise on their options. These include formal mediation or an attempt to secure a judicial review of Locog’s stance on firms directly outside the compulsory purchase zone, inside which 193 affected companies were given compensation and new homes.

Read the full article from The Telegraph

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