Emily Ashcraft

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Baby Food Companies Oppose Consolidation of Baby Food Safety Litigation

Baby food production companies argued against transferring multiple complaints against one or all of the defendants to the Eastern District of New York in a response to some plaintiff’s motion to transfer various allegations against...

USDA Announces How $330M in COVID-19 Pandemic Aid Will be Used for More Producers and Businesses

On Tuesday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is allocating $330 million to help agricultural producers and other businesses in the food supply chain bounce back after they were financially impacted...

Smithfield Foods Sued by Employees for Not Paying for Overtime Work

Multiple employees at a Smithfield Foods, Inc. pork processing plant, led by Jessica Smith, filed a collective action lawsuit on Tuesday in the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that the company did not pay its...

Dutch Finance Company Argues Claims Against it in Chicken Antitrust Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed

Rabobank, a Dutch financial company, argued on Monday that the Northern District of Illinois should dismiss claims against it in the consolidated lawsuit regarding anti-competitive activities in the broiler chicken industry.  The defendant claimed that...

State AGs Ask Eighth Circuit to Keep Tyson Foods COVID-19 Death Lawsuit in the State Court

State attorneys general argued in a brief on Monday in the Eighth Circuit that a lawsuit alleging that Tyson Foods Inc. is at fault for its employees deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic should be...

Fifth Circuit Affirms Decision in Heinz Mayochup Trademark Lawsuit

The Fifth Circuit entered a judgment on Monday in favor of Kraft Heinz in a trademark lawsuit filed by Dennis Perry against Kraft’s “Mayochup.” This decision affirmed the judgment from the Eastern District of Louisiana...