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The court date for the poultry pollution lawsuit filed by the University of Maryland Environmental Law clinic has been postponed.
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The court date for the poultry pollution lawsuit filed by the University of Maryland Environmental Law clinic has been postponed.

A new court date has been set for the poultry pollution lawsuit filed by the University of Maryland Environmental Law clinic.

The case, which some say could hurt family farms, was originally scheduled to begin this week, but a judge postponed it till Oct. 9, to give the two sides time to reach a settlement.

The plaintiffs are suing Hudson Farm and Perdue Farms Inc., claiming that the Salisbury-based poultry company and the Worcester County contract grower are polluting a nearby waterway.

This week, a spokesperson for Perdue told The Baltimore Sun in an email that it did not appear the case will settle.

Farm groups have said the suit could bankrupt Hudson Farm and set a harmful precedent for other family farms.

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