September 18, 2012, Berlin, VA — As the October court date for the Hudson Farm lawsuit nears, parties are now debating whether the court should visit the Berlin farm.
Lawyers representing Alan and Kristin Hudson and Perdue Farms Inc. recently submitted a motion to have the federal court visit the couple’s farm in person. The Waterkeeper Alliance, the environmental advocacy group that is suing the Hudsons and Perdue, their overseer, has entered its opposition to the motion.
The Waterkeeper Alliance filed a lawsuit against the Hudsons and Perdue in March 2010, alleging that chicken manure was allowed to seep from the farmland into local waterways — a violation of the Clean Water Act. READ MORE