Pork Co. Urges 4th Circ. To Overturn Hog Nuisance Verdict

Law360 (May 29, 2019, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina pork producer told the Fourth Circuit that it should not have to face a $3.25 million judgment in favor of residents who lived near hog waste lagoons, arguing the outcome is a threat to the entire hog farm industry and should be reversed.

Murphy-Brown LLC, a subsidiary of WH Group LTd’s U.S.-based pork producer Smithfield Foods, said on Tuesday that residents who won the award were trying to “abolish” the handling of hog waste by spraying it into the air. The lower court’s judgment in the case involving Kinlaw Farm, the contractor hired to raise the hogs, is...

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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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