Chesapeake CWA Suit Survives Perdue's Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (July 22, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied Perdue Farms Inc.'s request to dismiss a citizen suit accusing it of polluting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries with poultry waste in violation of the Clean Water Act.

The poultry production giant and one of its contractors — a farm owned by Alan and Kristen Hudson of Berlin, Md. — failed to show that a pair of environmental nonprofits hadn’t properly notified the defendants of the alleged violation before they filed the suit, Judge William Nickerson ruled Tuesday in the...
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