Judge Sides With Randolph County Hog Farm

A judge has ruled state law protects the operator of large hog farms from lawsuits filed by residents of Randolph County. The lawsuits against North Carolina-based Maxwell Farms accused it of allowing hog waste to accumulate and letting noxious odors spread to nearby areas. Special Judge Marianne Vorhees ruled that Indiana’s right-to-farm law is constitutional and the lawsuits could only proceed with evidence of negligence.

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