Lawsuits pit hog farms against their neighbors

Three public nuisance lawsuits filed against Smithfield Foods and Murphy-Brown hog farm operations have so far been decided, with damages in excess of $500 million awarded to plaintiffs.
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Three public nuisance lawsuits filed against Smithfield Foods and Murphy-Brown hog farm operations have so far been decided, with damages in excess of $500 million awarded to plaintiffs.

A jury awarded hog farm neighbors $50 million. A judge reduced the award dramatically.

May 09, 2018 11:30 AM