Emily Ashcraft

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DFA Reaches Settlement With Food Lion Regarding Antitrust Allegations

Dairy Farmers of America reportedly reached a settlement with Food Lion, a grocery company, and Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) Inc in a lawsuit purporting that Dairy Farmers of America’s purchase of...

State Appeals Court Affirms That Foster Farms Chicken Can Display “Humane” Label

The California State Court of Appeals, Second District, ruled in favor of Foster Poultry Farm, Inc. on Tuesday, affirming the Superior Court of Los Angeles County decision, that Foster Poultry Farms can use the American...

Complaint Claims Syngenta Herbicide Caused Plaintiffs’ Parkinson’s Disease

Syngenta Crop Protection and Chevron U.S.A. received a complaint on Tuesday in the Southern District of Illinois purporting that its products containing paraquat, a synthetic chemical compound used as the active ingredient in some of...

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...