Illinois Department of Agriculture News

Seventh Circuit affirms dismissal of suit claiming neighboring cattle spread diseases, caused farmer’s livestock to die

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 2, 2015

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois properly dismissed a lawsuit against state and federal departments of Agriculture alleging they failed to take action against a farmer whose diseased cattle spread infection to a neighboring herd.

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