Emily Ashcraft

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Evidence in Peanut Antitrust Suit Will Include Plaintiffs’ Communication With Farmers

In an antitrust lawsuit filed against Golden Peanut Company and other Runner peanut producers accusing them of antitrust activity, a judge ruled on four motions in limine filed by the plaintiffs asking the court to...

Briefing Begins in Fourth Circuit Suit Challenging NC Law to Stop Undercover Farm Investigations

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and other environmental and animal rights organizations filed their opening brief on Tuesday in the Fourth Circuit arguing that a North...

Pilgrim’s Pride is First Company to Plead Guilty in Antitrust Criminal Lawsuit

Pilgrim’s Pride pled guilty in a District of Colorado criminal lawsuit to price-fixing allegations. The broiler chicken producer was issued a $107.9 million criminal fine. The United States Department of Justice announced the criminal fine...

Parties Agree to Dismiss Ninth Circuit Appeal in Farmworker Survey Suit

On Monday, the United States Department of Agriculture filed an unopposed motion to dismiss the appeal in a Ninth Circuit court case around a new rule which was contested by United Farm Workers and UFW...

EPA Addresses “Forever Chemicals” in Drinking Water

On Tuesday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a press release two additional actions that it is taking to address per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. These long-lasting chemicals, sometimes referred...

New Complaint Adds Walmart and Sprouts as Baby Food Fraud Defendants

Lawsuits regarding alleged fraud in the baby food industry following a House Subcommittee report continued to develop on Friday. Walmart and Sprouts were named as defendants in a District of Kansas class-action complaint along with...