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Ag Law in the Field


Jan 3, 2019

Hello and Happy New Year!

Today on the show, I'm glad to welcome back our friend Jake Parker.  You may remember Jake from Episode #37 where he gave us the background info and reported on verdicts in the first two nuisance lawsuits filed against Smithfield Food subsidiary, Murphy-Brown, in North Carolina.

A lot has happened since July, so I asked Jake to come back on the show and give us a little update.  There have now been four trials completed, so Jake updates us on the third and fourth verdicts, both very different and very interesting from a legal standpoint.  We also talk about an order from the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit requiring the trial court judge to lift a gag order that prohibited the parties from discussing the case. Lastly, we talk about where we go from here, including a preview of the fifth trial and an upcoming interlocutory appeal on numerous issues.

Contact Info for Jake Parker

Email: jake.parker@ncfb.org

Phone: 919-782-1705

Twitter: @jakeparkerjr

Links to Topics Mentioned on the Show

Jake's prior podcast episode

Article on third verdict

Article on fourth verdict

Fourth Circuit gag order ruling