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Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund et al v. United States Department of Health and Human Services et al
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of its members against the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) challenging the legality of FDA's ban on the interstate distribution of raw milk for human consumption.  

Status of the Case:   April 26, 2010 - Received response to the complaint; FTCLDF reply is due June 14, 2010 

Plaintiffs (P):  FTCLDF, Jennifer Allen, Michael Buck, Anne Cooper, Laurie Donnelly, Joseph Heckman, Dane Miller, Cynthea Rose, Eric Wagoner

Defendants (D):  U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS); Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of HHS; Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

 

Case Documents:

Feb 19, 2010 - Plaintiff's Complaint for Declaratory, Preliminary and Other Injunctive Relief

Apr 26, 2010 - United States' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint

Apr 26, 2010 - Brief in Support of United States' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Complaint


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Press Releases: 

Feb 22, 2010: FTCLDF Files Suit Against FDA over Raw Milk Ban

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May 6 - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund May Newsletter

Feb 22 - Farmer-consumer group challenges FDA authority to ban interstate raw-milk sales