Jury Orders Pork Producer to Pay $473.5M in North Carolina Nuisance Lawsuit

By Alex Derosier and | August 6, 2018

  • August 6, 2018 at 9:05 am
    retired risk manager says:
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    Well, that will make them squeal.

    • August 6, 2018 at 9:40 am
      NC P&C Agent says:
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      I think it stinks; I don’t think it’s kosher. Smithfield will have to bring home a lot more bacon to make up for it.

  • August 6, 2018 at 11:58 am
    big pork says:
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    they should be more closely regulated and risk of 100 year flood controls for the waste i.e. keep it out of the oceans and rivers if their waste levies can’t hold them I’m sorry but if the price of pork goes up 5% we’ll have to eat a little less of it; my doctor tells me I need to lose 35 pounds, anyway

  • August 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    rick murphy says:
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    How would you like a commercial hog truck wash built with a 780,000 gallon black water lagoon with a spray field 188 feet from your home in the middle of your community? The black water lagoon was built just 90 feet from a blue line stream and 350 feet from a home. Not to mention the owner (pumping) a hog black water lagoon into a blue line stream. Just to name a few.

  • August 13, 2018 at 10:39 am
    mrbob says:
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    There is certainly plenty of blame to be shared in this case as I would guess that the farm had been in place for far longer than the neighbors, just now they have decided to move into factory raising of hogs with the associated problems of any factory agricultural process. If the farm was there first and now expanded operations in compliance with local, state and federal regulations how can they be held to such a high verdict? Although I think the farmer could certainly have done things to better mitigate and be a good neighbor as well, we have all heard of cases were a farmer was put out of business due to residential encroachment into historically agricultural areas. Kind of like the person who builds there home near an airport and then complains about the flight noise.

  • August 13, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    DC says:
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    IMO, this is ridiculous.



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