Cattle Quarantine

The Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of cattle owners’ claim for damages against the federal government relating to the loss of livestock during a temporary fever tick quarantine. The owners claimed the government negligently rounded up the cattle using chutes and roping, and improperly applied an insecticide. The claims are barred by the quarantine exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act, the court ruled. 

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Livestock Hair Care

A cattle hair care product maker won a permanent injunction in federal court in Alabama against a local high schooler it had employed and his father and family friend. The former employee took a photo of the product’s formula and the founder of the company stumbled upon what he believed to be a counterfeiting operation. The student and other defendants are prohibited from working in the livestock hair care industry for three years.

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