Perdue, Farm Prevail In Chicken Waste Pollution Suit

Law360, Chicago (December 20, 2012, 4:35 PM EST) -- A Maryland federal judge ruled in favor of chicken giant Perdue Farms Inc. and a contractor Thursday in an environmental group's suit alleging the contractor violated the Clean Water Act by polluting the Chesapeake Bay with poultry waste, finding after a bench trial that the group's evidence was insufficient.

U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson entered judgment in favor of Perdue and farm operator and Perdue contractor Alan Hudson, saying Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. had failed to meet its burden of establishing that there was actually a...
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