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Court rules egg labeling fraud case can proceed

Handsome Brook Farm sued by Organic Consumers Assn. over its “pasture-raised” label.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Organic Consumers Assn. (OCA) and The Richman Law Group announced that the Superior Court of the District of Columbia has denied egg retailer Handsome Brook Farm’s motion to dismiss OCA’s lawsuit against it, allowing the case to move forward. The lawsuit, filed in August 2016, alleges that Handsome Brook Farm has been selling eggs labeled as “pasture raised” that are not actually pasture raised — in violation of the D.C.

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