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NC Swine Stench Sufferers Win Landmark $50M Jury Award

Law360 (April 26, 2018, 10:53 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal jury on Thursday awarded more than $50 million to neighbors of a 15,000-head hog farm owned by the subsidiary of a Chinese corporation, siding with residents who sued the farm owner for spraying urine and feces into the air to deal with waste.

According to the verdict, Murphy-Brown LLC, a subsidiary of WH Group Ltd.’s U.S.-based pork producer Smithfield Foods, owes each neighbor $75,000 in compensatory damages as well as $5 million in punitive damages.

The neighbors had complained of stinky circumstances,...
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Case Information

Case Title

McKiver et al v. Murphy-Brown, LLC

Case Number



North Carolina Eastern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other


W. Earl Britt

Date Filed

August 21, 2014

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