Spencer Benedict Stables v. Burkmann Feeds of Glasgow

Represented an animal feed manufacturer in a toxic tort case in which a farm alleged that contamination in a custom mixed horse feed caused an outbreak of illness and death involving 40 horses. The plaintiffs sued two component part manufacturers and our client who developed the formula and mixed the finished feed. The case required specialized knowledge of the animal feed business, FDA requirements and investigation processes, sequencing and other best practices to avoid cross-contamination, and detailed knowledge of each of the horses affected. The parties engaged in plant and farm inspections, thousands of pages of document production, and more than fifty depositions.