Pork giant Smithfield Foods lost a key federal
court battle on Friday against a North Carolina couple living near one of the
company’s contractor hog farms, according to The Wall Street Journal. A jury
awarded the couple $25 million over the nuisance of living near open pools of
manure. The suit was the second in a series of 500 similar complaints against
the Chinese-owned company. In an earlier case, the company lost a $50 million
lawsuit brought forward by 10 families. The amount was reduced to $3.25 million
to comply with state caps on damages, reports the Journal. A company executive
has said the lawsuits pose a threat to Smithfield's business in the state.
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