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Food Safety’s Shifting Paradigm

The recent news that Stewart Parnell, convicted former Peanut Corporation of America CEO, is facing a possible life sentence as a consequence of his role in the nine deaths and hundreds of illnesses caused by PCA’s salmonella...more

Homebuilders Welcome Recent Court Decisions

Arizona homebuilders will welcome with open arms two recent legal rulings of substantial impact to their industry. In the first decision, on July 28, 2015, in Sullivan v. Pulte Home Corp., No. 1 CA-CV 14-0199, the Arizona...more

Food and Beverage Alert (US)

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Blue Bell resumes ice cream production in Alabama. The Alabama Department...more

Dust in the Wind

Delta Blue Blueberries filed suit in California against Wilbur-Ellis Company, Semi-Tropic Water Storage District, and Alpine Helicopter Service Inc. for negligence and trespass. (Case No. 39-2015-0032670-CU-NP-STK in the...more

Beekeepers Abuzz After Court Allows Class Action to Proceed Against Regulator

A majority of the Federal Court of Appeal in Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada recently allowed a group of commercial beekeepers to proceed with a proposed class action against their government regulator. The court rejected the...more

Vineyard's Attorney Fees Claim Turns Into Sour Grapes

In Belle Terre Ranch Inc. v. Wilson, 2015 DJDAR 506, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District decided an agricultural trespass action involving an attorney fees claim....more

Beveridge & Diamond Secures Pennsylvania Supreme Court Review in Toxic Tort Case

Litigators in the Firm’s Washington, DC office persuaded the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant an appeal in a tort case in which 34 plaintiffs allege that the land application of biosolids to farmland created a nuisance and...more

Proposed MAEAP Rules Narrow “Right to Farm” Protection

Proposed rule changes in the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) have excluded some farmers from MAEAP verification and protection....more

Plaintiffs Still Can't Come to a Nuisance in Illinois

In Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel, the 2nd District of the Illinois Appellate Court held that Illinois' "Right to Farm Act," 740 ILCS 70/1, didn't bar the plaintiff's nuisance suit against the defendants and their cattle farm. ...more

Insuring Your Business -- October 2012

In This Issue: - What Law Applies When A Flood-Related Disaster Hits? - Farm Odors and Coverage Issues Arising from “Pollutant” Property Damages. Excerpt from What Law Applies When A Flood-Related Disaster...more

Argument Report: Ex Post, Ex Ante and the Right To Farm

Our reports on the oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's September term continue with Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel. Toftoy is an interesting case because it presents a textbook example of a clash between two classic...more

Brighter Future for Veterinary Malpractice Claims

Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website on January 3, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. ...more

Mediating Animal-Law Issues

Published on the National Business Institute (CLE) website on April 4, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. Mr. Kaiser, founder of the Kaiser Legal Group, is a consultant and mediator. He also...more

Hubner v. Spring Valley Equestrian Center

New Jersey Supreme Court Bolsters Immunity to Equine Operators

In Hubner v. Spring Valley Equestrian Center, the New Jersey Supreme Court expressly noted that the NJ Equine Activities Liability Act is "remedial legislation" (akin to the Law Against Discrimination statute, etc.)and thus...more

Thanks to My Dressage Friends in Fredericksburg

Last August 13th, the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association graciously sponsored an educational seminar at the Salem Church Library in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I presented a seminar on Virginia’s Equine...more

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