Court orders $18m fine against Grocery Manufacturers Assn.

GMA said it will pursue legal options to correct "injustices" in Washington state case over campaign finances against GMO labeling initiative.

In a historic decision, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ordered the Grocery Manufacturers Assn. (GMA) to pay $18 million in penalties and punitive damages after Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit revealed that GMA intentionally violated Washington campaign finance laws. The case arose from Ferguson’s investigation into the finances of opp

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