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Monsanto to pay $350K to settle more wheat-related lawsuits

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

Most wrongful-death lawsuits settled in listeria outbreak

posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:03 PM

A Denver judge wrapped up most of the wrongful-death lawsuits stemming from a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 140 others. Full Story

High Nitrate Levels in One Iowa Watershed Moves Utility Toward Historic Legal Action

posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM

High Nitrate Levels in One Iowa Watershed Moves Utility Toward Historic Legal Action
It’s a morning ritual in Iowa’s capitol city. The Des Moines Waterworks collects samples from the Raccoon River - the primary source of drinking water for half-a-million central Iowans. Full Story

Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging failure to address air pollution from large-scale livestock farms. Full Story

Obama Administration Sued over Gulf of Mexico Fracking Info

posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:12 PM

An environmental advocacy group is suing the Obama administration in federal court for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. Full Story

Safeway Pulls Caramel Apples Amid Listeria Scare

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Safeway says it has pulled prepackaged caramel apples from its shelves. The statement came a day after the family of a person who died from a listeria infection linked to the fruit sued the grocery company. Full Story

Monsanto, Dow Unit Sue County over GMO Law

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Two agricultural companies sued Maui County on Thursday to challenge a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms. Full Story

Monsanto Settles With Pacific Northwest Wheat Farmers

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

Illinois Landowners Sue Over Fracking Barrier

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Southern Illinois landowners are suing the state for failing to implement hydraulic fracturing, calling the long-running process for adopting rules governing the oil and gas extraction method tantamount to illegal government seizure of property... Full Story

Lawsuit alleges Templeton Rye misled customers

posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:37 PM

A Chicago law firm is suing Templeton Rye, alleging that the Iowa company broke consumer protection laws and misled drinkers with stories of its whiskey's origins. Full Story

Subpoenas to agriculture secretary stand

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

A judge has turned aside an administration effort to quash subpoenas to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose testimony is being sought in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart. Full Story

American Indian Farmers

posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:12 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's an unusual twist for Washington these days: There's money left over from a $680 million settlement the federal government awarded American Indian farmers in 2010 after decades of discrimination. A three-year claims... Full Story

'Pink Slime' Lawsuit Heads Back To State Court

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM

BPI officials have long insisted that the product is safe and healthy, and blamed the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs on what they viewed as a smear campaign. Full Story

Kansas Farmer sues Monsanto over GMO Wheat discovery

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and... Full Story

Animal Rights Group Settles Lawsuit with Ringling

posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle its part of a lawsuit stemming from claims the circus abused its elephants. The circus company's owners announced the... Full Story
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