Lawsuit involving pork checkoff revived

Lawsuit involving pork checkoff revived

THE U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia revived a lawsuit Aug. 14 involving the pork checkoff that had been dismissed for nearly two years.

The original lawsuit — Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) et al. vs. Vilsack, filed by HSUS, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and an independent pig farmer — alleged that the pork industry's "Pork, The Other White Meat" trademark slogan was sold unlawfully to fund the lobbyi

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