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Smithfield Loses Another Hog Suit
Jurors determined the pork giant should pay $420,000 after four previous juries awarded nearly $550 million in penalties.
Mar 11th, 2019
Hog Nuisance Trials Get New Judge
Court records don't indicate why Judge Earl Britt, who's in his mid-80s and semi-retired, was replaced or for how long.
Aug 10th, 2018
NC Lawmakers Protect Pork Giant Hit By Verdict
The proposed changes to a state farm-protection law would block lawsuits alleging negligent or improper operations that create a nuisance.
Jun 6th, 2018
NC Brewers Prep Lawsuit
Beer-makers sued after they failed to change a law that forces them to hand over distribution should they sell enough beer to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool.
May 16th, 2018
Judge Slashes Pork Co.'s Penalty
The punitive damages were intended to punish a pork producer for smells and noise so bad that people couldn't enjoy their rural homes.
May 9th, 2018
Hog Processor to Pay $50M
Neighbors said the company's process of spraying effluent sends the smells and animal waste airborne, allowing it to drift into their homes.
Apr 27th, 2018
Suit Alleges Hog Processing Too Smelly to Live Near
The reason hundreds of North Carolina residents are suing in federal court is clear: it really stinks.
Apr 2nd, 2018
Craft Brewers Sue Over Distribution Law
A law in NC says once they've sold more than 25,000 barrels in a year, they're required to give up pricing and sales control of their products to a wholesaler.
Mar 21st, 2018
Nuisance Hog Farm Trials
Neighbors of industrial-scale hog farms contend that they create intense nuisances like smells, flies and wind-driven spray that coats homes in liquefied excrement.
Dec 5th, 2017