Smithfield Foods

Judge knocks down Murphy-Brown fine from $50M to $3.25M

· May 9, 2018

The 10 neighbors that won a nuisance lawsuit against Murphy-Brown over alleged odor complaints from a 15,000 head contract hog facility will not be getting their $50 million, instead they will be dividing up $3.25 million. U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt ruled Monday to reduce the damages based on a state cap on punitive […]

Smithfield hog odor lawsuit: Could it happen in other states?

· May 4, 2018

Media hype of a recent jury verdict in a nuisance lawsuit involving 10 neighbors pitted against Smithfield Foods over alleged odor complaints from a 15,000 head contract hog facility owned and operated by Kinlaw Farms in North Carolina may have many livestock farmers pondering the obvious. Could it happen here? It’s something the Michigan Farm […]

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