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Jun 8, 2018

NC Senate backs limits to law that allowed $51M pork verdict

RALEIGH (AP) Senators in the country’s No. 2 hog-growing state sought June 7 to further shield industrial-scale hog operations from lawsuits by neighbors who have long complained that open-air animal waste pits comparable to city sewage plants frustrate their daily lives. North Carolina’s Senate tentatively approved legislation to make it more difficult to successfully file […]

Jun 6, 2018

Court restores lawsuit against North Carolina “ag-gag” law

RALEIGH (AP) A federal appeals court is resurrecting a lawsuit by animal-rights groups against a North Carolina law that discourages undercover investigations into conditions at farms and other workplaces. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on June 5,  reversed a North Carolina federal judge’s decision dismissing the lawsuit. A three-judge appeals panel said People For […]

May 29, 2018

Cases against pork giant continue after big penalty slashed

RALEIGH (AP) Lawyers for the world’s largest pork producer don’t want jurors to hear about the finances of a company whose industrial-scale hog operations caused a stench so bad it made life miserable for its rural neighbors. Jury selection is scheduled to start May 29 in a Raleigh federal courthouse for the second trial over […]

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