Public Justice Food Project

Court grants R-CALF motion in beef checkoff case for attorney fees, costs

BILLINGS — Yesterday, a U.S. district court in Montana granted R-CALF USA’s motion for $145,428.08 in legal fees and $5,344.17 in costs the group incurred in procuring a preliminary injunction in its beef checkoff case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that effectively stopped…

‘No Evidence’ of Virus Litigation Wave as Businesses Seek Shield

The volume of lawsuits filed since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic that allege workplace safety violations—including sickness and death from lack of protective equipment, social distancing, and limiting exposure—has been far less than the onslaught predicted by pro-business groups and some politicians.

KMA Land: Iowa News Headlines Thursday, December 17, 2020

(Des Moines, IA) — The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case where the state is asking that a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the strategy for handling farm runoff into the Raccoon River be dismissed.

Agri-Pulse: Iowa Supreme Court hears nutrient pollution case

Lawyers for environmental groups and the state of Iowa tangled before the state’s Supreme Court Wednesday over whether environmental groups should be allowed to proceed with their case challenging Iowa’s voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy.