Thursday, August 22, 2013

Federal Court Allows Intervenors in COOL Lawsuit

On August 20, 2013 the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion allowing the United States Cattleman’s Association (USCA), the National Farmers Union, the American Sheep Industry Association and the Consumer Federation of America to intervene in a pending country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) lawsuit.  

The lawsuit in question seeks to prevent the implementation of the revised COOL regulations announced by the United States Department of Agriculture on May 23, 2013.  The newly named intervenors oppose the lawsuit and support the proposed COOL regulations.  The court’s ruling permits the named intervenors to participate in the remainder of the litigation. 

For more information regarding this lawsuit, please see the July 9, 2013  COOL blog post.

For more information regarding COOL, please see the American Meat Institute Website.


Written by M. Sean High – Research Fellow
The Penn State Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
August 22, 2013


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