Smithfield Unit Accused Of Polluting Los Angeles River

Law360 (November 25, 2020, 2:00 PM EST) -- A California man claims stormwater runoff from Smithfield Foods' hog and meat processing plants in Los Angeles County is degrading a river's aquatic life and scenic views from a downstream park, in violation of environmental laws.

Jorge Lopez sued Smithfield subsidiary Clougherty Packing LLC in California federal court, alleging that its Vernon, California, facility has continuously violated its Clean Water Act and California industrial stormwater permits since at least 2014 by allowing heavy metals and chemicals to enter the Los Angeles River and float downstream.

Lopez said in the suit, filed Tuesday, that the runoff from diesel vehicles, company products and...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only

Court

Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only

Judge

Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms

Companies

Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!