Hog odor lawsuits are nothing new, but the debate has new traction in Missouri, where some say flawed right-to-farm legislation encourages multimillion-dollar lawsuits. Kansas City attorney Charlie Speer has won almost $10 million from Premium Standard Farms and its affiliates in agricultural nuisance trials since 1999, and this summer praised a $1.2 million settlement with an unrelated southwest Missouri operation as having "set the bar" for future settlements.
Hog Lawsuits Raising Stink in Missouri
The Associated Press
September 23, 2009