Enviro, Profs Back $3M Hog Stench Victory In 4th Circ.

Law360 (May 6, 2019, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit heard from an environmental group and law professors Friday that a North Carolina pork producer cannot dodge punitive damages that are part of a $3.25 million judgment over hog farm odors just because the company complied with a "weak" regulatory scheme.

Citizens can have solid ground for tort claims in the face of regulations that don't go far enough to protect their health or the environment, environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance said in an amicus brief in support of the hog farm's neighbors who have alleged they've been injured by the farm's practice of spraying hog urine and feces...

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