Emily Ashcraft

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Defendants in Criminal Suit Seek to Dismiss Chicken Antitrust Indictment

On Monday, many of the ten individuals named in the District of Colorado criminal antitrust lawsuit regarding the broiler chicken industry asked the court to dismiss allegations against them, including “the superseding indictment,” and “count...

Ninth Circuit Favors USDA in Government-Funded Beef Advertising Lawsuit

The Ninth Circuit ruled in an opinion docketed on Tuesday in favor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a lawsuit filed by ranchers through the Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America...

EPA Initiates Rule Making Process to Address Water Pollution From Power Plants

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release announcing that it plans to “bolster limits on water pollution” for power plants.  The agency said it is starting the rulemaking process for a...

Nurseries Seek Summary Judgment In Cherry Tree Patent Dispute Initiated by Canada

Last week, a group of fruit tree companies and their owners sought summary judgment in their favor in a cherry tree patent lawsuit filed against them by the Canadian government. In their motion, which will...

Teaching Hospitals Contest HHS Calculations For Medicaid Reimbursements

On Monday a complaint was filed in the District Court for the District of Columbia by fourteen teaching hospitals. They claimed that Xavier Becerra, in his role as the Secretary of Health and Human Services...

Four Companies Fined After Liquid Nitrogen Exposure Causes Six Deaths At Poultry Plant

According to a Friday Occupational Safety and Health Administration press release, the deaths of six poultry plant workers due to liquid nitrogen exposure were preventable.  The U.S. Department of Labor cited four companies following its...