JUDICIAL:

Inst. of Range & the Am. Mustang v. Nature Conservancy, 2018 S.D. 88: The Institute of Range and the American Mustang (IRAM) appeals from a summary judgment dismissing its suit against The Nature Conservancy. IRAM sought to void a seventeen-year-old deed of conservation easement and to quiet title to its property.1IRAM claimed: (1) The Nature Conservancy obtained the deed by fraud; (2) IRAM’s president entered into the transaction without corporate authority; and (3) there was a failure of consideration and no meeting of the minds concerning the terms of the easementgiving The Nature Conservancy a property interest. The court affirms.
WOODELL MCGOWAN, et al., Plaintiffs, v. MURPHY-BROWN, LLC, d/b/a SMITHFIELD HOG PRODUCTION DIVISION, Defendant., No. 7:14-CV-00182-BR, 2018 WL 6795276 (E.D.N.C. Dec. 26, 2018): This matter is before the court on the parties’ post-trial motions following the entry of final judgment on the jury verdict awarding two of the nineteen plaintiffs in this case compensatory and punitive damages.  Defendant’s motions to alter or amend the judgment, for judgment as a matter of law, and for a new trial were denied. Plaintiff’s motion to amend the judgment was denied.
REGULATORY:

Notice and request for comments: Rural Housing Service, USDA: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites comments on this information collection for Analyzing Credit Needs and Graduation of Borrowers, for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. Info HERE
Notice and request for comments: Rural Utilities Service, USDA; In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) an agency delivering the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Utilities Programs invites comments on this information collection for Review Rating Summary, RUS Form 300 which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. Info HERE
Notice of public meeting and request for comments: U.S. Codex Office, USDA; The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on January 16, 2019. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 26th Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 25-March 1, 2019. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary, Office of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 26th Session of the CCFO and to address items on the agenda. Info HERE