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Wis. Judge Melts Butter-Grading Law Challenge

Law360 (February 5, 2018, 8:52 PM EST) -- A Wisconsin federal judge sided with the state in a lawsuit where a dairy alleged a Wisconsin law requiring the grading of butter sold within state borders was unconstitutional, finding Monday that the state has a legitimate interest in protecting consumers.

U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson said that Wisconsin’s butter-grading law, which requires butter sold within state lines to be sampled and graded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or a Wisconsin-licensed butter grader, is rationally related to the state’s legitimate interest in helping its...
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Case Information

Case Title

Minerva Dairy, Inc. et al v. Brancel, Ben et al

Case Number



Wisconsin Western

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


James D. Peterson

Date Filed

April 20, 2017


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