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INSIDE WASHINGTON: North Carolina nuisance protection bill under fire

North Carolina House passes bill to clarify type and amount of compensatory damages that should be available in agricultural nuisance lawsuits.

The North Carolina legislature is attempting to stand up for its farmers and protect them against nuisance lawsuits tried by lawyers looking to line their pockets.

Outside groups, however, are stepping in and claiming that the bill would protect large operators such as Smithfield Foods and restrict the traditional property rights of hundreds of thousands of North Carolina residents.

House lawmakers in the state approved HB 467, Agriculture & Forestry Nuisance Remedies, by

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