Force-Fed Foie Gras Suit Lacks Legal Issue, Calif. Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (March 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday tossed a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for allegedly violating of the Poultry Products Inspection Act by allowing the sale of force-fed foie gras, saying the scientific conclusion about the health risk should be left to the department.

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II granted the Department of Agriculture’s motion for judgment, dismissing the lawsuit with prejudice, saying the Animal Legal Defense Fund and co-plaintiffs presented no legal issues in their suit, which alleged that the...
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