USA: Federal court dismisses environmental class action suit against Smithfield
A federal judge in Tampa, Florida has dismissed a major environmental class action lawsuit against major hog processor Smithfield Foods. The suit, which sought hundreds of millions of dollars of damages, was filed by a coalition of plaintiffs' lawyers led by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kennedy had said in a series of news conferences last year that he intended to use it and other lawsuits as a means of "shutting down Smithfield's farm operations."
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