Plaintiffs Pursue Penalty In Egg Farm Emissions Flap

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Neighbors of an egg farm suing the facility for failing to report noxious ammonia emissions have asked a federal judge to reconsider sanctioning the defendant for allegedly destroying evidence when it excavated a manure lagoon central to the case.

The plaintiffs filed a motion Monday urging Judge John A. Mendez of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to overrule a magistrate judge’s decision earlier in September not to sanction Olivera Egg Ranch LLC for spoliation of evidence, even though the cleanup reduced...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Avila, et al. v. Olivera Egg Ranch, LLC

Case Number



California Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


John A. Mendez

Date Filed

October 20, 2008

Law Firms


Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.