Case Law Index Marketing Orders

January 1, 2002 – July 1, 2015

 

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Marketing Orders that were decided between the dates listed above. The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion.  These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.


 

SUPREME COURT

Horne v. Dep’t of Agric., No. 14-275, 2015 WL 2473384 (U.S. June 22, 2015)(regulatory reserve was taking under Constitution)

Horne v. Dep’t of Agric., 133 S. Ct. 2053, 186 L. Ed. 2d 69 (2013)(AMAA takings claim regarding raisin marketing order) Text

Hillside Dairy Inc. v. Lyons, 539 U.S. 59 (2003) (out of state producers sued CA for their pricing and milk pooling regulations)   Text


 

SECOND CIRCUIT

Allen v. Dairy Farmers of Am., Inc., No. 5:09-CV-230, 2014 WL 6682436 (D. Vt. Nov. 25, 2014)(proposed settlement) Text

Allen v. Dairy Farmers of Am., Inc., No. 5:09-CV-230, 2014 WL 3900324 (D. Vt. July 9, 2014)(denial of expedited class action settlement) Text

Allen v. Dairy Farmers of Am., Inc., No. 5:09-CV-230, 2012 WL 5844871 (D. Vt. Nov. 19, 2012)(proposed class action, predominance requirement)

Allen v. Dairy Farmers of Am., Inc., No. 5:09-CV-230, 2011 WL 3361233 (D. Vt. Aug. 3, 2011)(Approving in part and denying in part settlement) Text

Allen v. Dairy Farmers of Am., Inc., No. 5:09-CV-230, 2011 WL 1706778 (D. Vt. May 4, 2011) (revised settlement, denying motion to intervene) Text

Boehner v. Heise, 410 F.Supp.2d 228 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) (suit against board controlling a ginseng marketing order)  Text

Organic Cow, LLC v. Center For New England Dairy Compact Research, 335 F.3d 66 (2d Cir. 2003) (organic producers trying to get an exemption from paying into the over-order price mechanism)   Text

Ice Cream Liquidation, Inc. v. Land O’Lakes, Inc., 253 F.Supp.2d 262 (D. Conn. 2003) (antitrust claim against dairy industry because of their use of a marketing order)   Text


 

THIRD CIRCUIT

Cloverland-Green Spring Dairies, Inc. v. Pa. Milk Marketing Bd., 462 F.3d 249 (3d Cir. 2006) (challenging Pennsylvania’s enforcement of minimum wholesale and retail milk prices)  Text

Kreider Dairy Farms, Inc. v. Veneman, 142 F.App’x 581 (3d Cir. 2005) (farmer was required to pay into the producer settlement fund as a handler)

Cloverland-Green Spring Dairies, Inc. v. Pa. Milk Mktg. Bd., No. 1:CV-99-487, 2005 WL 6363889 (M.D. Pa. Mar. 30, 2005) (constitutionality of state milk marketing law)

Kreider Dairy Farms, Inc. v. Veneman, 2004 WL 1368806 (E.D. Pa. 2004) ( judgment against kosher milk producer trying to change his designation in a marketing order)

Cochran v. Veneman, 252 F.Supp.2d 126 (M.D. Pa. 2003) (challenge to statute assessing milk producers with advertising costs)  Text

Cloverland-Green Spring Dairies, Inc. v. Pa. Milk Marketing Bd., 298 F.3d 201 (3d Cir. 2002) remanded (challenging Pennsylvania’s enforcement of minimum wholesale and retail milk prices)  Text


 

FOURTH CIRCUIT

Lanco Dairy Farms Coop. v. Sec’y of Agric., 572 F.Supp.2d 633 (D. Md. 2008) (review of federal milk marketing order)  Text


 

SIXTH CIRCUIT

DeVries Dairy, LLC v. White Eagle Co-op. Ass’n, 25 F. Supp. 3d 1039 (N.D. Ohio 2014)(duty to mitigate damages, premium reduction) Text

Superior Dairy, Inc. v. Vilsack, No. 5:11CV1979, 2012 WL 275199 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 31, 2012)(regulations and rule-making related to Federal Milk Marketing Orders) Text

Superior Dairy, Inc. v. Vilsack, No. 5:11CV1979, 2011 WL 4565792 (N.D. Ohio Sept. 29, 2011)(regulations and rule-making related to Federal Milk Marketing Orders) Text

DeVries Dairy, LLC v. White Eagle Co-op. Ass’n, No. 3:09CV207, 2011 WL 3349067 (N.D. Ohio July 29, 2011)(breach of contract regarding premiums, negligent misrepresentation)Text

In re Se. Milk Antitrust Litig., 801 F. Supp. 2d 705 (E.D. Tenn. 2011)(claim to foreclose competition and fix prices) Text

In re Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation, No. 2:08-MD-1000, 2010 WL 3083806 (E.D. Tenn. Aug. 4, 2010) (Sherman Act antitrust action against milk coop)

In re Se. Milk Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1899, No. 2:08-MD-1000, 2009 WL 3747130 (E.D. Tenn. Nov. 3, 2009) (violations of antitrust law; breach of protective order)

In re Se. Milk Antitrust Litig., 2008 WL 2368212 (E.D. Tenn. 2008) (antitrust suit against a milk marketing agency)

In re Se. Milk Antitrust Litig., 2008 WL 2117159 (E.D. Tenn. 2008) (antitrust suit against a milk marketing agency)

United States ex rel. Fellhoelter v. Valley Milk Products, L.L.C., 617 F.Supp.2d 723 (E.D. Tenn. 2008) (alleged fraudulent milk payment schemes)  Text

Bridgewater Dairy, LLC v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 2007 WL 634059 (N.D. Ohio 2007) (raising make allowances for milk production)

Fullenkamp v. Veneman, 383 F.3d 478 (6th Cir. 2004) (action against the federal Milk Income Loss Contract Program)  Text


 

SEVENTH CIRCUIT

White Eagle Coop Ass’n v. Conner, 553 F.3d 467 (7th Cir. 2009) (challenging federal milk marketing order)  Text

Lamers Dairy, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 379 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 2004) (opting out of milk marketing orders)  Text

Alto Dairy v. Veneman, 336 F.3d 560 (7th Cir. 2003) (challenge to milk marketing order)  Text

White Eagle Coop Ass’n v. Johanns, 508 F.Supp.2d 664 (N.D. Ind. 2007) (challenge to milk marketing order)  Text

Schuh Hauling, Inc. v. Land O’Lakes, Inc., 2006 WL 1431496 (E.D. Wis. 2006) (breach of contract for improper labeling of milk under a marketing order)

White Eagle Coop. Ass’n v. Johanns, 396 F.Supp.2d 954 (N.D. Ind. 2005) (regulating milk prices on emergency basis instead of administrative process)   Text


 

EIGHTH CIRCUIT

In re Aurora Diary Corp. Organic Milk Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, 621 F.3d 781 (8th Cir. 2010) (federal preemption of state consumer protection law)  Text


 

NINTH CIRCUIT

Edwards v. Nat’l Milk Producers Fed’n, No. C 11-04766 JSW, 2014 WL 4643639 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 16, 2014)(motion for class certification) Text

Edwards v. California Dairies, Inc., No. 1:14-MC-00007-SAB, 2014 WL 2465934 (E.D. Cal. June 2, 2014) reconsideration denied, No. 1:14-MC-00007-SAB, 2014 WL 3420991 (E.D. Cal. July 14, 2014)(motion to compel) Text

Horne v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 750 F.3d 1128 (9th Cir. 2014) cert. granted sub nom. Horne v. Dep’t of Agric., 135 S. Ct. 1039, 190 L. Ed. 2d 907 (2015) and  rev’d sub nom. Horne v. Dep’t of Agric., No. 14-275, 2015 WL 2473384 (U.S. June 22, 2015)(standing, constitutional taking) Text

Carlin v. DairyAmerica, Inc., 978 F. Supp. 2d 1103 (E.D. Cal. 2013)(USDA not an indispensable party, negligent mispresentation) Text

Carlin v. DairyAmerica, Inc., 688 F.3d 1117 (9th Cir. 2012)(filed rate doctrine)

Carlin v. DairyAmerica, Inc., 705 F.3d 856 (9th Cir.) cert. denied, 134 S. Ct. 116, 187 L. Ed. 2d 35 (2013)(class action regarding misreporting of pricing data) Text

Horne v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 673 F.3d 1071 (9th Cir. 2012) rev’d sub nom. Horne v. Dep’t of Agric., 133 S. Ct. 2053, 186 L. Ed. 2d 69 (2013)(whether “handlers”) Text

Horne v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 494 F. App’x 774 (9th Cir. 2012)(petition to make changes to rulemaking) Text

Hettinga v. Vilsack, 428 F. App’x 732 (9th Cir. 2011) Text

Carlin v. Dairy Am., Inc., — F.Supp.2d —, 2010 WL 529436 (E.D. Cal. 2010) (misreporting of the raw milk price)

Amalgamated Sugar Co. v. Vilsack, 563 F.3d 822 (9th Cir. 2009) (challenging transfer of marketing allocation)  Text

Amalgamated Sugar Co. v. Vilsack, 555 F.3d 816 (9th Cir. 2009) (challenging transfer of marketing allocation)  Text

Delano Farms Co. v. Cal. Table Grape Comm’n, 546 F.Supp.2d 859 (E.D. Cal. 2008) (growers forced to pay for advertising)   Text

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 2008 WL 783337 (E.D. Cal. 2008) (appealing judgment from challenging inspections of fruit)

United States v. Horne, 2007 WL 2238207 (E.D. Cal. 2007) (violation of marketing order)

Paramount Land Co. LP v. Cal. Pistachio Comm’n, 491 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2007) (challenge to mandatory advertising and promotion expenses)  Text

Am. Honey Producers Ass’n, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 2007 WL 1345467 (E.D. Cal. 2007) (challenging mandatory advertising as compelled speech)

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 2005 WL 2704879 (E.D. Cal. 2005) (fraudulent worksheets could not be disclosed)

Lion Bros. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 2005 WL 2089809 (E.D. Cal. 2005) (alleged failure to inspect fruit controlled by a marketing order)

Hillside Dairy, Inc. v. Kawamura, 317 F.Supp.2d 1194 (E.D. Cal. 2004) (challenge to CA’s milk marketing plan)  Text

In re Wa. State Apple Adver. Comm’n, 257 F.Supp.2d 1290 (E.D. Wash. 2003) (constitutional challenge to the collection of fee for advertising)   Text

In re Wa. State Apple Adver. Comm’n, 257 F.Supp.2d 1274 (E.D. Wash. 2003) (claim that generic advertising is compelled speech)  Text

Delano Farms Co. v. Cal. Table Grape Comm’n., 318 F.3d 895 (9th Cir. 2003) (challenging mandatory advertising as compelled speech)   Text

United Dairymen of Ariz. v. Veneman, 279 F.3d 1160 (9th Cir. 2002) (challenging producer-handler exemption in the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act)  Text


 

TENTH CIRCUIT

United States v. Country Classic Dairies, Inc., 2007 WL 677138 (D. Utah 2007) (failure to pay in the producer-settlement fund)


 

D.C. CIRCUIT

Hettinga v. United States, No. 06-1637, 2011 WL 913252 (D.D.C. March 15, 2011) (constitutional challenge to Milk Regulatory Equity Act)

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 614 F.3d 532 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (Agriculture Marketing Agreement Act did not preclude almond producers from obtaining judicial review of USDA almond pasteurization rule)  Text

Ark. Dairy Coop. Ass’n, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 573 F.3d 815 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (challenging milk marketing order)  Text

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 601 F.Supp.2d 238 (D.D.C. 2009) (no right for judicial review by growers)  Text

Ark. Dairy Coop., Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 576 F.Supp.2d 147 (D.D.C. 2008) (denial of injunction to prevent implementation of milk marketing order)  Text

Hettinga v. United States, 518 F.Supp.2d 58 (D.D.C. 2007) (challenge against the Milk Regulatory Equity Act)   Text

Edaleen Dairy, LLC v. Johanns, 467 F.3d 778 (D.C. Cir. 2006) (requiring large producers to pay into the producer settlement fund)  Text

Select Milk Producers, Inc. v. Johanns, 400 F.3d 939 (D.C. Cir. 2005) (action enjoining the separate pricing of Class III buttermilk retroactively)   Text

Avocados Plus Inc. v. Veneman, 370 F.3d 1243 (D.C. Cir. 2004) (suit challenging provisions of the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Act as compelled speech)   Text

Nw. Indep. Producers Ass’n v. Veneman, 312 F.Supp.2d 23 (D.D.C. 2004) (challenge to altering the mechanism by which milk prices were being set)   Text

Hershey Foods Corp. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 293 F.3d 520 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (challenge to the pricing classifications on milk)  Text


 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 707 F.3d 394 (D.C. Cir. 2013)(pasteurization requirement under marketing order)Text

Koretoff v. Vilsack, 841 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2012) aff’d, 707 F.3d 394 (D.C. Cir. 2013)(pasteurization requirement under marketing order) Text

Hettinga v. United States, 677 F.3d 471 (D.C. Cir. 2012)(constitutionally prohibited bill of attainder of milk orders)Text

Hettinga v. United States, 770 F. Supp. 2d 51 (D.D.C. 2011) aff’d, 677 F.3d 471 (D.C. Cir. 2012)(challenge to the MREA, equal protection) Text

Evans v. United States, 250 Fed. Appx. 321 (Fed. Cir. 2007) (takings under a federal marketing order)

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. United States, 416 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (marketing orders under the Takings Clause)  Text

Evans v. United States, 74 Fed. Cl. 554 (Fed. Cl. 2006) (takings under a federal marketing order)

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. United States, 58 Fed. Cl. 391 (Fed. Cl. 2003) (claim of taking because marketing order used collected funds to subsidize exports)   Text

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. United States, 57 Fed. Cl. 435 (Fed. Cl. 2003) (taking of storage bins through the powers given by a marketing order)  Text

Lion Raisins, Inc. v. United States, 54 Fed. Cl. 427 (Fed. Cl. 2002) (claim that raisins were not inspected as required by marketing order)


 

CALIFORNIA

Felix Costa & Sons v. Ross, No. C069389, 2014 WL 4776137 (Cal. Ct. App. Sept. 25, 2014)( California Marketing Act of 1937, cherry marketing program)

Gallo Cattle Co. v. Kawamura, 159 Cal.App.4th 948, 72 Cal.Rptr.3d 1 (Cal. Ct. App. 2008) (producers forced to pay for advertising)  Text

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Cal. Milk Producers Advisory Bd., 22 Cal. Rptr. 3d 900 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005) (challenge to ad campaign)   Text

Gerawan Farming, Inc. v. Kawamura, 90 P.3d 1179 (Cal. 2004) (case alleging that plum marketing orders requirement on funding generic advertising is unconstitutional)  Text


 

NEW JERSEY

In re September 28, 2006 Order of Dir. of Div. of Marketing & Dev., 2006 WL 3783503 (N.J. Super. Ct. 2006) (appeal from an order fixing milk prices)