Who Rules The Roost? CWA Liability After Md. Ruling

Law360, New York (September 16, 2010, 11:52 AM EDT) -- In a decision that could herald significant change in the allocation of liability for violations of the Clean Water Act at animal feeding facilities, a federal judge in Maryland recently denied Perdue Farms’ motion to dismiss claims seeking to hold it jointly responsible for the alleged discharge of animal waste from a concentrated animal feeding operation owned and operated by Hudson Farms in violation of Hudson’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. See Assateague Coastkeeper et al. v. Alan & Kristin Hudson Farm et al., case...
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