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#1011189 --- 04/18/09 09:12 AM Genoa Farm Lawsuit Tossed as Frivolous
newsman38 Offline
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Judge rules in favor of Cayuga County dairy farm
  • Genoa, NY -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of Willet Dairy, Genoa, stating the suit brought against the dairy by some neighbors was "frivolous."

    After nine years of litigation in U.S. District Court, Judge Frederick J. Scullin declared the suit brought against it by a few of its neighbors "frivolous" and ordered a portion of attorney fees returned to the farm.

    Scullin said the neighbors should have known that they had no evidence to show an ongoing violation of existing permits and they went to court without evidence to establish essential elements of their claims.

    The farm family always has always maintained it is compliant with Federal and State laws, even in the face of complaints that the farm failed to manage its animal wastes properly.

    Willet Dairy has repeatedly been reviewed by federal and state authorities. Regulators from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and state and local health departments all concluded the dairy is in compliance with state and federal laws.

    During the course of the lawsuit four separate federal court decisions have all ruled in favor of Willet Dairy.


by Debra J. Groom/The Post-Standard
Friday April 17, 2009, 12:05 PM

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#1011217 --- 04/18/09 11:40 AM Re: Genoa Farm Lawsuit Tossed as Frivolous [Re: newsman38]
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This wouldn't be yet another case of people who move next to (insert: farm, airport, military air base, railroad tracks, or night club) and then complain about it, would it?
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#1011227 --- 04/18/09 11:55 AM Re: Genoa Farm Lawsuit Tossed as Frivolous [Re: Josephus]
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Sure sounds like it.

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#1012007 --- 04/20/09 12:35 PM Re: Genoa Farm Lawsuit Tossed as Frivolous [Re: Blue_man]
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I am glad that the judge saw through this. Family in Owasco are complaining and want a ordaince(sp) for WINDCHIMES !!! The neighbor has windchimes that make noice and complaintant wants the windchimes gone! What next people ....
I love country life.


Edited by reilley (04/20/09 12:35 PM)
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#1013106 --- 04/22/09 12:50 PM Re: Genoa Farm Lawsuit Tossed as Frivolous [Re: reilley]
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Hey, windchimes are only put up to annoy neighbors arn't they? What other use do they have?

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#1013140 --- 04/22/09 02:29 PM Re: Genoa Farm Lawsuit Tossed as Frivolous [Re: peppie]
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uuuummm I don't know ,I don't have neighbores really... I find that they can be soothing ,and I can also tell the wind change ..
out here thats a big help.
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