7th Circ. Scraps Shuttered Slaughterhouse's Beef With Town

Law360, New York (August 25, 2016, 2:42 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin town that threatened to sue a slaughterhouse operator who received dozens of complaints of foul odors and offal runoff cannot be held responsible for the slaughterhouse’s eventual shut down because the town gave the business’ owner plenty of warning, the Seventh Circuit said Wednesday.

Black Earth, Wisconsin, a town 90 miles outside of Milwaukee, did not violate the due process or equal protection rights of Black Earth Meat Market LLC or its owner, Kemper Durand Jr., by threatening to sue if the slaughterhouse didn’t...
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Black Earth Meat Market, LLC, et al v. Village of Black Earth, et al


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15-3818

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Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

December 21, 2015

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