Emily Ashcraft

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DoJ Asked by States to Investigate Cattle and Beef Industries

Eleven state attorneys general sent a letter to United States Attorney General William Barr asking him to address antitrust concerns in the meatpacking industry, alleging anticompetitive practices. Four beef processors control 80 percent of the...

Appeals Court Reverses Ruling on “100% Natural” Label Use on Oil Containing GMOs

The First Circuit reversed a district court decision in a class action case about Wesson Oil’s “100% Natural” label, ruling that the complaint sufficiently pled a claim for relief. In the underlying case, the...

Oregon Company Sues Counties for $2.5 Million After Hemp Seizure

An Oregon hemp business alleged in a complaint against two Oregon counties that over 5,000 pounds of legal hemp were taken from its warehouse and destroyed in a police search on April 22. The business...

Appeal in Tobacco Enforcement Deadline Case Dismissed

The Fourth Circuit filed an opinion dismissing the appeal in a tobacco regulation case, saying newly released guidance superseding a compliance deadline moots an appeal from the parties known as Vapor Appellants because the appeal...

Seventh Circuit Rules that Mocking Miller Lite and Coors Light in Ads is Fair Play

In a case alleging that Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light ads wrongfully said Molson Coors’ beers contain corn syrup, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed previous rulings in their final judgment and decided there was no...

Farmers Use Remote Crop Monitoring to Run their Farms During COVID-19

In order to enable farmers to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, some crop-monitoring services have offered their services for free. This technology is becoming more necessary for farmers, especially as they deal with current...