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Friday, September 22, 2006

Chicken Litter & Leukemia

The Fayetteville (AR) paper provides a good summary of a suit being brought against Alpharma alleging that the spreading of arsenic-containing chicken litter near the plaintiff's Arkansas town (Prairie Grove) caused him to suffer from leukemia.  The plaintiffs have now rested and the judge dismissed the claim for punitive damages; one assumes that compensatory damges in a leukemia case are still fairly substantial. Alpharma is now in the midst of its case.

The case has had a number of interesting evidentiary questions; if I can figure out where I put my printouts of some of them, I'll try to post them later.

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