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N.C. hog farmers press for reversal of $500M in nuisance verdicts

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 13, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina hog farmers, supported by national farming and manufacturing groups, have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse a $50 million nuisance verdict that was the opening shot in litigation that has delivered more than $500 million in verdicts for property owners who say they are being annoyed by noise and smells emanating from nearby farms.

U.S. Senate fails to override Obama veto of resolution nullifying EPA ‘Waters’ rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 21, 2016

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin both voted Thursday to override Obama’s veto. The Senate fell 15 votes short.

House passes resolution nullifying EPA 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives, including West Virginia’s entire congressional delegation, on Jan. 13 approved a measure that would effectively kill the Environmental Protection Agency’s new “Waters of the United States” rule. The House voted 253-166, passing a resolution of disapproval to nullify the rule, which extends the federal agency’s authority to all bodies of water, no matter the size or frequency. Only one Republican – U.S. Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey – voted against

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