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Right to Farm Act

North Carolina Adds New Protections for CAFOs Against Nuisance Lawsuits

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

By statute, North Carolina has capped the monetary awards available for nuisance claims related to agricultural or forestry operations. The law, H.B. 467, was designed to protect hog farms and other concentrated animal...more

Municipal Legal News

by Dickinson Wright on

On September 21, Governor Snyder signed a package of bills (2016 PA 281-283) that significantly expands the types of medical marijuana facilities permitted under state law, and establishes a licensing scheme similar to the...more

Pennsylvania High Court Reinforces Nuisance Claim Bar Under the Right To Farm Act

On December 21, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case Gilbert, et al. v. Synagro Central, LLC, et al., Pa Supreme Court No. 121 MAP 2014 (December 21, 2015), which interpreted a provision of the Pennsylvania...more

Beveridge & Diamond Secures Unanimous Ruling in Pennsylvania Supreme Court Shielding Biosolids Land Application from Tort Claims

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Litigators in the Firm’s Washington, DC office secured a unanimous ruling from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in favor of Beveridge & Diamond client Synagro and persuaded the Court to hold that land application of...more

Special Budget Edition: North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In the early morning hours of September 30, 2015, the House and Senate gave final sign off on the Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 721, Adjournment Resolution. The resolution ended the “long” session, which began in January of...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

With the budget finalized and signed by the Governor last Friday, the General Assembly has turned its attention to adjournment. On Wednesday, the Senate Rules Chairman, Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) introduced Senate Joint...more

MDARD Workgroup Recommends Legislation to Support Urban Livestock Operations

by Varnum LLP on

Property owners who want to start or expand commercial livestock operations are required to go through a site verification process designed to ensure compliance with Michigan’s Generally Accepted Agricultural Management...more

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

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

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

Michigan Department Of Ag Looks To Limit Scope Of Right To Farm Act

by Varnum LLP on

Now: Currently, commercial farms are protected from local regulation, including zoning restrictions. The existing "Site Selection" GAAMPs, which generally require large livestock production facilities to be located in...more

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