Case Law Index Local Food Systems

January 1, 2002 – February 11, 2020

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving local food systems 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.


Horne v. Dep’t of Agric., 569 U.S. 513, 133 S. Ct. 2053, 186 L. Ed. 2d 69 (2013) (producers v. handlers subject to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act, Farmer-to Consumer Direct Marketing Act, raisins) Text


Shire City Herbals, Inc. v. Blue, No. 15-30069-MGM, 2019 WL 4773344 (D. Mass. Sept. 30, 2019)( trademark infringement for herbal dietary supplemental drink)

Kashif v. United States, No. 14-CV-30180-MGM, 2016 WL 3886164, at *1 (D. Mass. May 12, 2016), report and recommendation adopted, No. CV 14-30180-MGM, 2016 WL 3906579 (D. Mass. July 14, 2016) (permanent disqualification from SNAP) Text

Trefry v. Tracy, No. 1:14-CV-00044-NT, 2014 WL 2154263, at *1 (D. Me. May 22, 2014), aff’d (June 25, 2015)( loss of food stamps) Text

Hamdi Halal Mkt. LLC v. United States, 947 F. Supp. 2d 159 (D. Mass. 2013) (disqualification of WIC) Text

United States v. Aguasvivas-Castillo, 668 F.3d 7 (1st Cir. 2012) (food stamp fraud) Text

Rockland Convenience Store v. United States, No. 10-CV-260-LM, 2011 WL 5120410, at *1 (D.N.H. Oct. 27, 2011) (permanently disqualify from SNAP) Text

Hajifarah v. United States, No. 2:09-cv-653-GZS, 2010 WL 5055871 (D. Me. Dec. 3, 2010) (disqualification from SNAP for illegal trafficking)

Gonzalez v. United States, — F.Supp.2d —, 2009 WL 4884528 (D.R.I. 2009) (disqualification from food stamp program)

United States v. Dennison, 493 F.Supp.2d 139 (D. Me. 2007) (suspended sentence for food stamp fraud)  Text

Able Sales Co. v. Mead Johnson P.R., Inc., 420 F.Supp.2d 1 (D.P.R. 2006) (right of action under WIC)  Text


Kawran Bazar, Inc. v. United States, 721 F. App’x 7 (2d Cir. 2017) (disqualification from SNAP) Text

Briggs v. Bremby, 792 F.3d 239 (2d Cir. 2015) (action to enforce the Food Stamp Act’s time limits for awarding benefits) Text

Briggs v. Bremby, No. 3:12-CV-00324 VLB, 2014 WL 1246696, at *1 (D. Conn. Mar. 24, 2014) ( violation of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008) Text

Briggs v. Bremby, No. 3:12CV324 VLB, 2013 WL 1987237, at *1 (D. Conn. May 13, 2013)( violation of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008) Text

Guzman v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric. Food & Nutrition Serv., 931 F. Supp. 2d 488 (S.D.N.Y. 2013)(action for disqualification of vendor) Text

Makey Deli Grocery Inc. v. United States, 873 F. Supp. 2d 516 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)(disqualifying the operator from participating in SNAP) Text

Briggs v. Bremby, No. 3:12CV324 VLB, 2012 WL 6026167, at *1 (D. Conn. Dec. 4, 2012), amended on reconsideration, No. 3:12-CV-00324 VLB, 2014 WL 1246696 (D. Conn. Mar. 24, 2014), and aff’d, 792 F.3d 239 (2d Cir. 2015) (violation of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008) Text

Kampfer v. Reu, No. 6:08-CV-708, 2011 WL 572431, at *1 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 15, 2011)(removal from a farmer’s market)

Hernandez v. United States, 09 Civ. 6496, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38199 (S.D.N.Y. April 19, 2010) (food stamp fraud)

United States v. Kasi, No. 08-3332-cr, 2009 WL 3316408 (2d Cir. Oct. 15, 2009) (food stamp fraud)

Lugo v. United States, No. 08 Civ. 2960(RJS), 2009 WL 928136 (S.D.N.Y. March 30, 2009)(participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

United States v. Kasi, 348 F. App’x 689 (2d Cir. 2009) (conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud)

United States v. Paulino, No. 02 Cr. 1270-02(RWS), 2008 WL 5203685 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 08, 2008) (Food and Nutrition Service regulations)

Reynolds v. Giuliani, 506 F.3d 183 (2d Cir. 2007) (Food Stamp Program compliance)  Text

United States v. Sorcher, 498 F.Supp.2d 603 (E.D.N.Y. 2007)(National School Breakfast and Lunch Program)  Text

Morningside Supermarket Corp. v. N.Y. State Dep’t. of Health, 432 F.Supp.2d 334 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) (private right of action under Special Nutrition Program; WIC)  Text

M.K.B. v. Eggleston, 445 F.Supp.2d 400 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) (Food Stamp Program; battered immigrants)  Text

Martin v. Weiner, No. 06-CV-0094E(SC), 2006 WL 435477, at *1 (W.D.N.Y. Feb. 21, 2006)(failure to timely process food stamp application)

Williston v. Eggleston, 379 F. Supp. 2d 561 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)(distribution of food stamps) Text

Reynolds v. Giuliani, No. 98 CIV.8877(WHP), 2005 WL 342106, at *1 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 14, 2005)(injunction to process food stamp applications)

Williston v. Eggleston, 379 F.Supp.2d 561 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) (Food Stamp Program)  Text

Vapne v. Eggleston, No. 04 CIV. 565 (NRB), 2004 WL 2754673, at *1 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 1, 2004)( action for handling applications of food stamps)

Ziyad Mini Mkt. v. United States, 302 F.Supp.2d 124 (W.D.N.Y. 2003)(disqualification from Food Stamp Program)  Text

Kassem v. United States, No. 02-CV-0546E(F), 2003 WL 21382906 (W.D.N.Y. Apr. 15, 2003) (disqualification from continued participation in the Federal Food Stamp Program)


Khan v. United States, No. 16CV0209, 2016 WL 3220523, at *1 (W.D. Pa. June 10, 2016) (trafficking  food stamps)

Shappell v. Camden Cty. Bd. of Soc. Servs., No. CIV.A. 13-05287 JEI, 2014 WL 2434185, at *1 (D.N.J. May 29, 2014) (denial of food stamps)

U.S. ex rel. Pritsker v. Sodexho, Inc., 493 F. App’x 309 (3d Cir. 2012) (false claims in connection with the School Breakfast Program) Text

Deron Sch. of New Jersey, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. CIV.A. 09-3477 KSH, 2012 WL 1079068, at *1 (D.N.J. Mar. 30, 2012) (cancellation of School Breakfast Program) Text

United States v. Mothon, No. 10-1526, 2011 WL 118190 (3rd Cir. Jan 14, 2011) (food stamp fraud)

United States v. Nunez, No. 08-3210, 2009 WL 4023512 (3d Cir. Nov. 23, 2009) (conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud)

United States v. Sodexho, Inc., No. 03-6003, 2009 WL 579380 (E.D. Pa., Mar. 6, 2009) (Food and Nutrition Service, National School Lunch Program)

United States v. Nunez, 352 F. App’x 745 (3d Cir. 2009)( conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud)

E. Armata, Inc. v. 27 Farmers Mkt., Inc., No. CIVA 08-5212 KSH, 2009 WL 2386074, at *1 (D.N.J. July 31, 2009) (non-payment for perishable goods)Text

Freeman v. Fischer, 563 F.Supp.2d 493 (D.N.J. 2008) (dormant commerce clause challenge to state liquor distribution law)  Text


United States v. Groves, 592 F. App’x 145 (4th Cir. 2014) (food stamp fraud)

Clement v. Satterfield, 927 F. Supp. 2d 297 (W.D. Va. 2013)( denial of opportunity to become vendor at farmer’s market) Text

Haka v. Mecklenburg Cty., No. 3:12-CV-100, 2012 WL 7870175, at *1 (W.D.N.C. May 1, 2012), aff’d, 474 F. App’x 263 (4th Cir. 2012) (denial of food stamps) Text

Groves v. Stephens, No. 5:11-HC-2145-FL, 2012 WL 3629163, at *1 (E.D.N.C. Aug. 22, 2012) (trading food stamps for illegal substance)

United States v. Morrison, 333 F. App’x 741 (4th Cir. 2009) (food stamp fraud and conversion)

United States v. Lowry, 409 F.Supp.2d 732 (W.D. Va. 2006) (food stamp fraud)  Text

2341 E. Fayette St., Inc. v. United States, No. Civ. JFM-05-974, 2005 WL 2373696 (D. Md. Sept. 26, 2005) (disqualification from Food Stamp Program)

Hill v. Courter III, 344 F.Supp.2d 484 (E.D. Va. 2004) (challenging inspection of goat cheese)  Text

Idias v. United States, 359 F.3d 695 (4th Cir. 2004)(judicial review of administrative decision disqualifying grocery store) Text

Simaan v. Veneman, 349 F.Supp.2d 967 (M.D.N.C. 2004) (review of permanent disqualification from Food Stamp Program)  Text

Ameira Corp. v. Veneman, No. 1:01CV00673, 2002 WL 1791906 (M.D.N.C. July 30, 2002)( disqualification from participating in Food Stamp Program)


Tikabo v. United States, No. CV H-16-2197, 2017 WL 5075275, at *1 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 21, 2017), report and recommendation adopted sub nom. Luul Yikalo Tikabo v. United States, No. CV H-16-2197, 2017 WL 4112306 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 18, 2017) (trafficking food stamps) Text

Huggins v. United States, 858 F. Supp. 2d 694 (N.D. Miss. 2012) (disqualification from participating in the federal food stamp program) Text

Siesta Vill. Mkt., LLC v. Perry, 530 F.Supp.2d 848 (N.D. Tex. 2008) (challenge to state scheme regulating distribution of out of state wine)  Text

Kingway Supermarkets Inc. v. United States, 545 F. Supp. 2d 613 (S.D. Tex. 2008)(challenging a decision permanently disqualifying retailer from SNAP) Text

Grocery Servs., Inc. v. USDA Food & Nutrition Serv., No. H-06-2354, 2007 WL 2872876 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 27, 2007) (WIC)

Haqq v. Texas Dep’t of Human Servs., No. EP-07-CA-0156-FM, 2007 WL 1958611, at *1 (W.D. Tex. June 29, 2007) (denied Plaintiff’s application for food stamps)

Castillo v. San Antonio Hous. Auth., No. CIVA SA-06-CA-841-XR, 2007 WL 208611, at *1 (W.D. Tex. Jan. 24, 2007) (food stamp denial) Text

Khan v. United States, No. H-05-0947, 2006 WL 3147331 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 31, 2006) (application for Food Stamp Program)

United States v. Abdallah, 48 F. App’x 481 (5th Cir. 2002) (food stamp fraud)


Smith v. Tipton Cty. Bd. of Educ., 916 F.3d 548 (6th Cir. 2019) (school lunch program, SNAP, school board does not administer a program under the Food and Nutrition Act) Text

United States v. Muaalla, 316 F. Supp. 3d 1015 (E.D. Mich. 2018) (food stamp fraud) Text

Country Mill Farms, LLC v. City of E. Lansing, No. 1:17-CV-487, 2017 WL 11444048, at *1 (W.D. Mich. Sept. 15, 2017) (denial of vendor’s application for farmer’s market) Text

Warren v. United States, No. CV 14-154-GFVT, 2015 WL 5321765, at *1 (E.D. Ky. Sept. 11, 2015) (authorization to participate as a retailer in SNAP)

Planet Aid v. City of St. Johns, MI, 782 F.3d 318 (6th Cir. 2015) (donation bins) Text

United States v. Sayed, No. 13-CR-20496, 2014 WL 7157104, at *1 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 15, 2014) (food stamp fraud) Text

United States v. Fofana, 543 F. App’x 578 (6th Cir. 2013) (food stamp fraud)

Quraan v. United States, No. 1:11 CV 2813, 2012 WL 2568076, at *1 (N.D. Ohio July 2, 2012) (permanently disqualification from Food Stamp Program) Text

Main & Champ Food & Deli, Inc. v. U.S. Sec’y of Agric., No. 2:10-CV-00145, 2011 WL 3739050, at *1 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 24, 2011) (disqualification from SNAP)

Abron-Ervin v. Lodge, No. 3:10-0433, 2011 WL 2118632, at *1 (M.D. Tenn. May 10, 2011), report and recommendation adopted, No. 3:10-0433, 2011 WL 2132970 (M.D. Tenn. May 26, 2011) (alleging wrongful disqualification from food stamps)

Alkabsh v. United States, No. 10-02503, 2010 WL 3314160 (W.D. Tenn. Aug. 24, 2010) (challenge to USDA decision to disqualify store from SNAP program)

Fells v. United States, No. 08-C-782, 2010 WL 55844 (E.D. Wis. Jan. 5, 2010) (disqualification from food stamp program)

Liquor v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 09-10835, 2009 WL 2776971 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 27, 2009) (disqualification from SNAP program for three years)

R & T Mini Mart, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Food & Nutrition Serv., No. 07-15171, 2008 WL 108592, at *1 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 2, 2008)( disqualification from participating in the Federal Food Stamp Program)

Dasmesh Enterprises, Inc. v. United States, 501 F. Supp. 2d 1033 (W.D. Mich. 2007) (challenging administrative decision to disqualify store as vendor for Food Stamp and WIC programs) Text

Prater v. City of Jackson, Tennessee, No. 1:05-CV-1342, 2007 WL 9710159, at *1 (W.D. Tenn. Aug. 16, 2007) (challenging the exclusion from a farmer’s market)

Burch v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., Food & Nutrition Serv., 174 F. App’x 328 (6th Cir. 2006) (disqualify from participation in federal food stamp program)

McClain’s Mkt. v. United States, 214 F. App’x 502 (6th Cir. 2006) (judicial review of administrative decision)

McClain’s Mkt. v. United States, 411 F.Supp.2d 772 (N.D. Ohio 2005 (food stamp license)  Text

Easter v. United States, No. 5:02CV0684, 2005 WL 1126757 (N.D. Ohio, April 26, 2005) (disqualification from Food Stamp Program)

Michigan Express, Inc. v. United States, 374 F.3d 424 (6th Cir. 2004) (disqualification from Food Stamp Program)  Text

Anton v. United States, 225 F.Supp.2d 770 (E.D. Mich. 2002) (Food Stamp Program)  Text


Patterson v. Dimas, 682 F. App’x 500 (7th Cir. 2017) (disqualification of food stamps) Text

Dinner Bell Markets, Inc. v. United States, 116 F. Supp. 3d 905 (S.D. Ind. 2015) (disqualification from SNAP) Text

Lovette-Cephus v. Vill. of Park Forest, 587 F. App’x 983 (7th Cir. 2014) (Action for imposing stricter business-licensing requirements on proposed bakery) Text

Mehrab No. 1 Corp. v. United States, 837 F. Supp. 2d 943 (N.D. Ill. 2011) (penalty for ineligible food stamp items) Text

Fells v. United States, 627 F.3d 1250 (7th Cir. 2010) (convenience store has burden of proof to show USDA erred in disqualifying store from SNAP)

United States v. Alijabri, No. 07-3391, 2010 WL 358462 (7th Cir. Feb. 2, 2010) (food stamp fraud)

Fells v. United States, No. 08-C-782, 2010 WL 55844, at *1 (E.D. Wis. Jan. 5, 2010), aff’d, 627 F.3d 1250 (7th Cir. 2010) (permanent disqualification from SNAP) Text

Bros. Food & Liquor, Inc. v. United States, 626 F.Supp.2d 875 (N.D. Ill. 2009) (disqualification from food stamp program; food stamp trafficking)  Text

Wisconsin Dep’t of Workforce Dev. v. Ratliff, 390 B.R. 607 (E.D. Wis. 2008) (overpayment of food stamp benefit) Text

Singh v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 07-C-1156, 2008 WL 8866072, at *1 (E.D. Wis. July 30, 2008) (requesting reinstatement in the Food Stamp Program)

United States v. Haddad, 462 F.3d 783 (7th Cir. 2006) (application for Food Stamp Program)  Text

United States v. Alhalabi, 443 F.3d 605 (7th Cir. 2006) (food stamp fraud)  Text

Estremera v. United States, 442 F.3d 580 (7th Cir. 2006) (affirming penalty assessed against store owner)  Text

Abdelqadar v. Gonzales, 413 F.3d 668 (7th Cir. 2005) (exchanging food stamps for cash) Text

United States v. Alhalabi, No. 03 CR 971, 2004 WL 2870084 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 13, 2004) (disqualification from Food Stamp Program)

United States v. Sheikh, 367 F.3d 683 (7th Cir. 2004) (food stamp fraud) Text

Saleh v. United States, No. 02 C 8846, 2004 WL 549457 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 19, 2004) (disqualification from Food Stamp Program)

United States v. Hassan, 211 F.3d 380 (7th Cir. 2000) (food stamp fraud and conspiracy)  Text


Foster v. Vilsack, 820 F.3d 330 (8th Cir. 2016) (Food security, local area soil regulation) Text

Argus Leader Media v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. 4:11-CV-04121-KES, 2015 WL 5773631, at *1 (D.S.D. Sept. 30, 2015) (FIOA request pertaining to SNAP) Text

United States v. J & K Mkt. Centerville, LLC, 679 F.3d 709 (8th Cir. 2012) (administrative review of SNAP participation) Text

Bamuqabel v. United States, No. 4:11CV250 RWS, 2012 WL 3065525, at *1 (E.D. Mo. July 27, 2012)( judicial review of grocery store’s participation in SNAP) Text

J & K Mkt. Centerville, LLC v. United States, No. 409CV00202JAJCFB, 2011 WL 13195939, at *1 (S.D. Iowa Feb. 10, 2011), aff’d, 679 F.3d 709 (8th Cir. 2012) (food stamp trafficking) Text

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Def. Fund v. Sebelius, 734 F. Supp. 2d 668 (N.D. Iowa 2010) (challenging validity of FDA regulations on milk packaging form) Text

King v. Garland Cty. Dep’t of Human Servs., No. 6:09-CV-06096, 2010 WL 2025496, at *1 (W.D. Ark. Apr. 28, 2010), report and recommendation adopted, No. 09-6096, 2010 WL 2025494 (W.D. Ark. May 18, 2010) (review of the denial of his application for food stamps)

Tyler v. Neb. Dep’t of Human Servs., No. 8:09CV77, 2009 WL 1451579 (D. Neb. May 18, 2009) (reduction of food stamp benefits)

MLGH Corp. v. Ark. Dep’t of Human Servs., No. 4:09CV00032 JMM, 2009 WL 723395 (E.D. Ark., Mar. 17, 2009) (racial discrimination in the Child and Adult Food and Nutrition Program)

Ratsamy v. U.S. Dep’t. of Agric., Civil No. 07-3379 (PAM/JSM), 2008 WL 919545 (D. Minn. Apr. 02, 2008) (disqualification from Food Stamp Program)

United States v. Gettler, 46 F. App’x. 858 (8th Cir. 2002) (food stamp fraud)


Theodoropoulos v. Cty. of Los Angeles, No. 219CV00417JGBKES, 2019 WL 5978876, at *2 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 28, 2019), report and recommendation adopted, No. 219CV00417JGBKES, 2019 WL 5970170 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 13, 2019)(challenging excessive fees on vendors)Text

Mahgerefteh v. City of Torrance, 324 F. Supp. 3d 1121 (C.D. Cal. 2018)(constitutionality of municipal code relating to the farmers’ market) Text

Cleveland v. Hunton, No. 116CV01732AWISAB, 2017 WL 531897, at *1 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 9, 2017)Text

United States v. Anh Thi Nguyen, 497 F. App’x 722 (9th Cir. 2012) (fraud under SNAP)

Booth v. McManaman, 830 F. Supp. 2d 1037 (D. Haw. 2011) (unlawful delay of food stamp applications) Text

White v. Campanella, No. 1:11CV0402 AWI DLB, 2011 WL 3847242, at *1 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 30, 2011) (denial of his food stamps) Text

Pimentel v. Dreyfus, No. C11-119 MJP, 2011 WL 321778 (W.D.Wash. Jan. 28, 2011) (discontinuance of Washington state nutrition program for legal immigrants)

Skyson USA, LLC v. United States, No. 09-00278 BMK, 2010 WL 651032 (D. Haw. Feb. 22, 2010) (reversing permanent disqualification from SNAP)

Mansour v. United States, No. CV F 08-1313 LJO DLB, 2009 WL 3763778 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 9, 2009) (disqualification from food stamp program)

Mohamed v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric. Food & Nutrition, No. 1:05-cv-00657-SMS, 2009 WL 2986960 (E.D. Cal. Sept. 16, 2009) (review of agency decision to permanently disqualify from food stamp program)

Skyson USA, LLC v. United States, 651 F.Supp.2d 1202 (D. Haw. 2009) (review of agency decision to permanently disqualify from food stamp program)  Text

Young Choi Inc. v. United States, No. 08-00101 HG LEK, 2009 WL 1505260 (D. Haw. May 28, 2009) (disqualification from food stamp program)

Black Star Farms, LLC v. Oliver, 544 F.Supp.2d 913 (D. Ariz. 2008) (challenge to state scheme regulating distribution of out of state wine)  Text

Mohamed v. United States, No. CV-F-05-0657 SMS, 2007 WL 3340948 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 07, 2007) (disqualification from Food Stamp Program)

Mohamed v. United States, No. CV-F-05-0657 SMS, 2007 WL 1946573 (E.D. Cal. July 02, 2007) (disqualification from Food Stamp Program)

Jonna v. United States, 183 F. App’x 622 (9th Cir. 2006) (challenging store’s permanent disqualification from participation in the food stamp program)

Thabit v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., No. C-02-2329 SC, 2003 WL 1798302 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 3, 2003) (disqualification by Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service)

Solis v. Saenz, 60 F. App’x 117 (9th Cir. 2003)(seeking interpretation by the Secretary on SNAP)

Cooks v. Hickman, 48 F. App’x 272 (9th Cir. 2002) (unlawful sale or possession of food stamps)


Doe v. Sunflower Farmers Markets, Inc., 831 F. Supp. 2d 1276 (D.N.M. 2011) (alleging grocery store sample contamination) Text

Hatten-Gonzales v. Hyde, 579 F.3d 1159 (10th Cir. 2009) (alleging violation applicants’ eligibility for SNAP benefits) Text

United States v. Evans, 44 F. App’x. 449 (10th Cir. 2002) (embezzlement from Child Nutrition Program)

Randleas v. Neece, No. 00-1424-JTM, 2002 WL 226401 (D. Kan. Feb. 8, 2002) (termination from farmer’s market cooperative)


United States v. Arteaga, 713 F. App’x 933 (11th Cir. 2017) (food stamp fraud)

United States v. Ocala Live Stock Mkt., Inc., 861 F. Supp. 2d 1328 (M.D. Fla. 2012) (selling livestock in violation of the Packers and Stockyards Act) Text

Sheikh’s, Inc. v. United States, No. 10-62004-CIV, 2010 WL 5253531 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 15, 2010) (criminal liability for violation of SNAP provisions)

Levin v. City of Palm Beach Gardens City Attorney’s Office ex rel. Tatum, 303 F. App’x 847 (11th Cir. 2008) (alleging discriminatory farmers market classifications)

Segrest v. U.S. Dep’t. of Agric., Food & Nutrition Serv., No. 3:03CV68-MEF, 2006 WL 1716677 (M.D. Ala. June 20, 2006) (application for Food Stamp Program)

Allmond v. Fla. Dep’t of Children & Families, No. 3:04 CV 1079 J 32TEM, 2005 WL 2387616, at *1 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 28, 2005) (denied plaintiffs’ application for food stamps)

United States v. Kim, 364 F.3d 1235 (11th Cir. 2004) (fraud in WIC)  Text


Food & Water Watch, Inc. v. Vilsack, 808 F.3d 905 (D.C. Cir. 2015) (challenging poultry-processing inspection process) Text

Harris v. District of Columbia, 991 A.2d 1199 (D.D.C. 2010) (food stamp fraud)

Affum v. United States, 566 F.3d 1150 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (trafficking of food stamps)  Text

Affum v. United States, 550 F.Supp.2d 63 (D.D.C. 2008)(disqualification from Food Stamp Program)  Text

Nat’l Women, Infants, & Children Grocers Ass’n v. Food & Nutrition Serv., 416 F.Supp.2d 92 (D.D.C. 2006) (WIC; small business)  Text

Nat’l Women, Infants, & Children Grocers Ass’n v. Food & Nutrition Serv., Civ.A. 05-2432(EGS), 2005 WL 3576840 (D.D.C. Dec. 29, 2005) (WIC; enjoined)

Arizona v. Thompson, 281 F.3d 248 (D.C. Cir. 2002) (review of a directive of HHS that bars them from using Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Text


Green v. Garriott, 212 P.3d 96 (Ariz. Ct. App 2009) (income limit for the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Programs)  Text

State v. Fullem, 185 Ariz. 134, 912 P.2d 1363 (Ct. App. 1995) (unlawful use of food stamps) Text


California Grocers Assn. v. City of Los Angeles, 52 Cal. 4th 177, 254 P.3d 1019 (2011) (labor and employment, preemption with city employment and health and safety codes)  Text

Clasby v. McColm, No. B209008, 2010 WL 312523 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 28, 2010) (exclusion from operating in farmers’ market)  Text

People v. Fortune, 129 Cal. App. 4th 790, 28 Cal. Rptr. 3d 872 (2005) (restitution for over-issuance of food stamps) Text

Bronco Wine Co. v. Jolly, 129 Cal. App. 4th 988 (Cal. Ct. App., 2005) (geographic labeling, wine)   Text


People v. Rojas, 2019 CO 86M, 450 P.3d 719, as modified on denial of reh’g (Nov. 4, 2019)  (theft of food stamps) Text


Zanette v. Planning & Zoning Board of Appeals, 2006 WL 3316770 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2006) (farm stands and zoning)

Abrams v. Jones, 2005 WL 1331232 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2005) (product liability, apple cider)

Messina v. Fifty Acres, L.L.C., 2004 WL 945058 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2004) (farm stands and zoning)


Ga. Dep’t of Agric. v. Brown, 607 S.E.2d 259 (Ga. Ct. App. 2004) (revocation of license to sell at farmers’ market)  Text


Nelson v. Idaho Dep’t of Health & Welfare, No. 41282, 2015 WL 1249570 (Idaho Ct. App. Mar. 19, 2015) (violation of food stamp program)


State Bank of Cherry v. CGB Enterprises, Inc., 2012 IL App (3d) 100495, 964 N.E.2d 604, aff’d, 2013 IL 113836, 984 N.E.2d 449 (Strict compliance with Food Security Act) Text


Daily v. Columbus Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 909 N.E.2d 1038 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (denial of temporary use permit for a farmers’ market)  Text

Daily v. Columbus Bd. of Zoning Appeals, 904 N.E.2d 343 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (denial of temporary use permit for a farmers’ market)  Text

Westfield Cos. v. Knapp, 804 N.E.2d 1270 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004) (personal injury on-farm)  Text


Korner v. Com., Cabinet for Health and Family Services, No. 2009-CA-002043-MR, 2010 WL 3810839 (Ky. Ct. App. Oct. 1, 2010) (disqualification of grocery store from state food programs)

Kroger Ltd. P’ship I v. Cabinet For Health & Family Servs., No. 2007-CA-002590-MR, 2009 WL 414032(Ky. Ct. App. Feb. 20, 2009) (disqualification from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children)

Kroger Ltd. P’ship I v. Cabinet for Health & Family Servs., No. 2006-CA-001702-MR, 2007 WL 4553667 (Ky. Ct. App. Dec. 28, 2007) (disqualification from WIC)

Holsinger v. Kroger V-338, No. 2006-CA-000262-MR, 2007 WL 625352 (Ky. Ct. App. Mar. 02, 2007) (WIC)

Andy’s Mkt No. 1 v. Kentucky, No. 2005-CA-001642-MR, 2006 WL 2787458 (Ky. Ct. App. Sept. 29, 2006) (WIC)

Kroger Ltd. P’ship I v. Cabinet for Health Servs., 174 S.W.3d 516 (Ky. Ct. App. 2005) (disqualification from WIC)  Text

K & P Grocery, Inc. v. Kentucky, 103 S.W.3d 701 (Ky. Ct. App. 2002) (suspension from WIC)  Text


State v. Brown, 2014 ME 79, 95 A.3d 82 (violations of state licensing and labeling laws) Text

Harvey v. Veneman, No. CIV. 02-216-P-H, 2003 WL 22327171, at *15 (D. Me. Oct. 10, 2003) (Organic Farm Program Act inhibits local food production)


Oyarzo v. Md. Dep’t of Health & Mental Hygiene, 978 A.2d 804 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2009) (ban on selling raw milk; farmer precluded from selling shares in herd for raw milk)  Text

Christopher v. Montgomery County Dep’t. of Health & Human Serv., 849 A.2d 46 (Md. 2004) (income restrictions; Food and Nutrition Services)  Text


Cmty. Involved in Sustaining Agric., Inc. v. Bd. of Assessors of Deerfield, 86 Mass. App. Ct. 1119, 19 N.E.3d 866 (2014) (local food donation, taxation) Text

Town of Uxbridge ex rel. Girouard v. Vecchione, 21 Mass.L.Rptr. 307, (Mass. Super. Ct. 2006) (farm stand and zoning, loam removal)

DiGiovanni v. Gulberg, 2005 WL 1593608 (Mass. Land Ct. 2005) (farm stand and zoning)


Salmon v. City of Cadillac, 2005 WL 3416119 (Mich. Ct. App. 2005) (exclusion from farmers’ market)

Village of Rothbury v. Double JJ Resort Ranch, Inc., 2004 WL 1837835 (Mich. Ct. App. 2004) (zoning and Right to Farm Act)


Minnesota v. Hartmann, 700 N.W.2d 449 (Minn. 2005) (inspection of custom-processed meat)   Text


AG Servs. of Am., Inc. v. United Grain, Inc., 75 F. Supp. 2d 1037 (D. Neb. 1999) (purpose of Food Security Act is to lessen the impact of interstate commerce) Text


Waters-Haskins v. New Mexico Human Servs. Dep’t, Income Support Div., 2009-NMSC-031, 146 N.M. 391, 210 P.3d 817 (overpaid in food stamp benefits) Text


Forster v. Town of Henniker, 167 N.H. 745, 118 A.3d 1016 (2015) (appeal of town zoning board of adjustment determination)Text

Carter v. Concord Gen. Mut. Ins. Co., 924 A.2d 411 (N.H. 2007) (personal injury and hayrides)  Text


Lattuca v. Lattuca, 129 A.D.3d 1683, 14 N.Y.S.3d 843 (N.Y. App. Div. 2015) (food stamps should be included in child support valuation) Text

Graves v. Doar, 879 N.Y.S.2d 204 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009) (reduction of food stamp benefits)


Stoyer v. Ohio Dep’t of Job & Family Servs., 2009-Ohio-6662 (food stamp appeal) Text

A & Q Mkt., Inc. v. Liquor Control Comm., 2009-Ohio-5783 (revoking liquor permit holder’s liquor license) Text

Seouds Enterprises, Inc. v. Ohio Liquor Control Comm’n, 2003-Ohio-7233 (appeal from decision of the state Liquor Control Commission) Text



Schaal v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review, 870 A.2d 952 (Pa. Cmmw. Ct. 2005) (agricultural labor and unemployment)  Text


State v. Gray, 428 P.3d 360 (Wash. Ct. App. 2018) (unlawful redemption of food stamps) Text

Green v. State, Dep’t of Soc. & Health Servs., 163 Wash. App. 494 (2011) (challenge to calculation monthly benefits under Department Of Social and Health Services food assistance program) Text

State v. Spurgeon, 159 Wash. App. 1032 (2011) (unlawful redemption of food stamps) Text


Young Minds Christian Preparatory Sch. v. Wisconsin Dep’t of Pub. Instruction, 2015 WI App 37, 363 Wis. 2d 655, 862 N.W.2d 902 (repay funds under National School Lunch Program) Text

Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ, Inc. v. State Dep’t of Pub. Instruction, 2015 WI App 13, 359 Wis. 2d 675, 859 N.W.2d 629 (reimbursements for its school meals program)

Meyer v. Town of Milton, 268 Wis.2d 844 (Wis. Ct. App. 2003) (farm stand and zoning) Text