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Residents Urge 4th Circ. To Uphold Hog Stink Nuisance Award

Law360 (April 29, 2019, 6:41 PM EDT) -- North Carolina residents who won $3.25 million at trial after suing a pork producer over a hog farm's practice of spraying urine and feces into the air urged the Fourth Circuit on Monday to reject the business' efforts to reverse the verdict.

The neighbors defended their nuisance claims as justified and said an attack on the verdict by Murphy-Brown LLC, a subsidiary of China-based WH Group Ltd.’s U.S.-based pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc., is overblown. Murphy-Brown has been hit with 26 similar nuisance lawsuits, in what it has characterized as a coordinated legal assault on the agriculture industry in the state....

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Appellate - 4th Circuit

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4360 Other Personal Injury

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January 4, 2019

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