Case Law Index Packers and Stockyards Act

September 1, 1921 – October 1, 2021

This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving the Packers and Stockyards Act 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.


Mahon v. Stowers, 416 U.S. 100, 94 S.Ct. 1626 (1974) (bankruptcy; priorities under the PSA) Text

Butz v. Glover Livestock Comm’n Co., 411 U.S. 182, 93 S.Ct. 1455 (1973) (antitrust; violation of the PSA) Text

Denver Union Stock Yard Co. v. Producers Livestock Mktg. Ass’n, 356 U.S. 282, 78 S.Ct. 738 (1958) (validity of company’s regulation under the PSA) Text

Swift & Co. v. United States, 316 U.S. 216, 62 S.Ct. 948 (1942) (charges for shipment of livestock) Text

United States v. Morgan, 313 U.S. 409, 61 S.Ct. 999 (1941) (market agencies’ services at stockyards) Text

Armour & Co. v. Alton R. Co., 312 U.S. 195, 61 S.Ct. 498 (1941) (breach of livestock delivery contract) Text

United States v. Morgan, 307 U.S. 183, 59 S.Ct. 795 (1939) (challenging the rate order of the Sec’y of Agric.) Text

Union Stock Yard & Transit Co. of Chicago v. United States, 308 U.S. 213, 60 S.Ct. 193 (1939) (“common carrier’s” rates under the Interstate Commerce Act) Text

Morgan v. United States, 304 U.S. 1, 58 S.Ct. 773 (1938) (challenging the rate order of the Sec’y of Agric.) Text

St. Joseph Stock Yards Co. v. United States, 98 U.S. 38, 56 S.Ct. 720 (1936) (Sec’y of Agric. authority to fix stockyard rates) Text

United States v. Corrick, 298 U.S. 435, 56 S.Ct. 829 (1936) (authority to fix the rates of market agencies) Text

Acker v. United States, 298 U.S. 426, 56 S.Ct. 824 (1936) (authority to fix the rates of market agencies) Text

Morgan v. United States, 98 U.S. 468, 56 S.Ct. 906 (1936) (challenging the rate order of the Secretary of Agric.) Text

Atchison, T. & S.F. Ry. Co. v. United States, 295 U.S. 193, 55 S.Ct. 748 (1935) (transportation of livestock to public stockyards; jurisdiction of the ICC) Text

Tagg Bros. & Moorhead v. United States, 280 U.S. 420, 50 S.Ct. 220 (1930) (authority to fix the rates of market agencies) Text

United States v. Am. Livestock Comm’n Co., 279 U.S. 435, 49 S.Ct. 425 (1929) (boycott of a livestock producers’ association by livestock companies) Text

First Circuit

In re Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Litig., 509 F. Supp. 3d 1359 (U.S. Jud. Pan. Mult. Lit. 2020) (Broiler chicken growers brough antitrust actions against poultry production companies under Sherman Act and PSA) Text 

In re Coop de Consumidores del Noroeste, 464 B.R. 525 (Bankr. D.P.R. 2012)( timely notice; “cash sale” under PSA) Text


Abeles, Inc. v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC, No. 06-CV-3893 (JFB) (AKT), 2010 WL 446042 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 1, 2010) (claims of PSA violations) Text

Milton Abeles, Inc. v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC, No. 06-CV-3893 (JFB)(AKT), 2009 WL 875553 (E.D. N.Y. Mar. 30, 2009) (refusal to pay is deceptive practice) Text

Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Rotches Pork Packers, Inc., 969 F.2d 1384 (2nd Cir. 1992) (statutory trust) Text

Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Bankers Trust Co., 768 F. Supp. 70 (S.D. N.Y. 1991) (insurer’s motion for attorneys’ fees) Text

United States v. Perdue Farms, Inc., 680 F.2d 277 (2nd Cir. 1982) (slaughtered poultry activities of live poultry dealers) Text

Trunz Pork Stores, Inc. v. Wallace, 70 F.2d 688 (2nd Cir. 1934) (unfair practices and unreasonable preferences in commerce by packers) Text


Nicholas v. Snider, No. 4:18-CV-01631, 2021 WL 880499 (M.D. Pa. Mar. 9, 2021) (Plaintiff’s sought to recover damages through the Packers and Stockyards Act)

Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 475 F. App’x 438 (3d Cir. 2012)(Denied Review of fine under PSA) Text

In re CFP Liquidating Estate, 405 B.R. 694 (Bankr. D. Del. 2009) (challenging payments made impressed with PSA statutory trust) Text

Premier Pork L.L.C. v. Westin, Inc., No. 07-1661, 2008 WL 724352 (D.N. J. Mar. 17, 2008) (No protection for unpaid sellers of meat)

United States v. Great Am. Veal, Inc., 998 F. Supp. 416 (D. N.J. 1998) (civil penalties recovery) Text

First Interstate Bank of California v. Great Am. Veal., Inc., 59 B.R. 27 (Bankr. D. N.J. 1985) (bankruptcy; damages for conversion; fraudulent transfer of assets) Text


Lutz v. Case Farms, LLC, No. 520CV00103KDBDCK, 2020 WL 5111217 (W.D.N.C. Aug. 31, 2020) (Chicken growers’s contract to raise chicken violated the PSA) Text

Triple R Ranch, LLC v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 456 F. Supp. 3d 775 (N.D.W. Va. 2019) (dismissing PSA complaint for failure to state a claim) Text

M & M Poultry, Inc. v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, 281 F.Supp.3d 610 (N.D. W. Va. Dec. 2017) (finding that integrator breach a portion of contract but did not tortuously interfere with business or participate in unfair trade practices) Text

Abingdon Livestock Exch., Inc. v. Smith, 594 F.Supp.2d 688 (W.D. Va. 2009) (“dealer” within the PSA) Text

Abingdon Livestock Exch., Inc. v. Smith, No. 1:06CV00096, 2007 WL 3146504 (N.D. Va. Oct. 26, 2007) (Federal Court’s primary jurisdiction) Text

Griffin v. Smithfield Foods, Inc., 183 F.Supp.2d 824 (E.D. Va. 2002) (claim against pork packer) Text

Philson v. Goldsboro Milling Co., No. 96-2542, 1998 WL 709324 (4th Cir. 1998) (tortious termination; breach of contract; violation of state and federal laws)

Philson v. Cold Creek Farms, Inc., 947 F. Supp. 197 (E.D. N.C. 1996) (tortious termination; breach of contract; unfair or deceptive trade practices) Text

Hutto Stockyard, inc., v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 903 F.2d 299 (4th Cir. 1990) (violation of the PSA) Text

Bunting v. Perdue, Inc., 611 F. Supp. 682 (E.D. N.C. 1985) (breach of contract; violations of the PSA) Text

United States v. Union Livestock Sales Co., Inc., 298 F.2d 755 (4th Cir. 1962) (chattel mortgage; conversion) Text

Crosse & Blackwell Co. v. FTC, 262 F.2d 600 (4th Cir. 1959) (FTC’s jurisdiction over the charges against the canner) Text

United Corp. v. FTC, 110 F.2d 473 (4th Cir. 1940) (FTC’s jurisdiction over the business of meat packers) Text


Sanders v. Koch Foods, Inc., No. 3:19-CV-721-DPJ-FKB, 2020 WL 3621322 (S.D. Miss. July 2, 2020) (Koch’s motion is granted as to the PSA regulatory claims) Text

Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. Dominique’s Livestock Mkt. Inc., No. 6:18-CV-00496, 2019 WL 512106 (W.D. La. Feb. 7, 2019) (Plaintiff was issued a bond pursuant to the PSA) Text

Adams v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, 182 F.Supp.3d 679 (E.D. Tex. Apr. 22, 2016) (chicken producer’s closure of its processing facilities did not violate PSA) Text

United States v. Gentry, No. 1:12CV215-SA-DAS, 2014 WL 4352094 (N.D. Miss. Sept. 2, 2014)(Overturning default judgment)  Text

United States v. Gentry, No. 1:12-CV-215-SA-DAS, 2013 WL 6846001 (N.D. Miss. Dec. 30, 2013) judgment set aside,  TextNo. 1:12CV215-SA-DAS, 2014 WL 4352094 (N.D. Miss. Sept. 2, 2014)(injunction; civil monetary penalties) Text

In re Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 728 F.3d 457 (5th Cir. 2013) cert. denied sub nom. Agerton v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 134 S. Ct. 1345, 188 L. Ed. 2d 310 (2014)(anti competitive antitrust allegation) Text

In re Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., No. 08-45664 DML, 2011 WL 3799835 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Aug. 26, 2011)(failure at allege a violation of PSA)

In re Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., No. 08-45664 DML, 2011 WL 1107118 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Mar. 24, 2011)(unfair or deceptive practices to induce contract signing violating PSA) Text

Prestage Farms, Inc. v. Bryan Foods, Inc., No. 1:10CV32-GHD-JAD, 2011 WL 1044615, (N.D. Miss. Mar. 18, 2011)(timely payment provision)

In re Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., No. 08-454664 (DML), 2011 WL 771675 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. March 2, 2011) (allegations of PSA violations for plant closures) Text

City of Clinton, Ark. v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 632 F.3d 148 (5th Cir. 2010) (action against poultry processor for plant closing) Text

Wheeler v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 591 F.3d 355 (5th Cir. 2009) (anti-competitive effect is necessary for claim under PSA) Text

City of Clinton v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 653 F.Supp.2d 669 (N.D. Tex 2009) (city does not have standing under PSA) Text

City of Clinton v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 654 F.Supp.2d 536 (N.D. Tex. 2009) (claim of favorable treatment to one grower in violation of PSA) Text

Wheeler v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 536 F.3d 455 (5th Cir. 2008), reh’g en banc granted, 576 F.3d 532 (5th Cir. 2009) (growers not required to show adverse effect upon competition)

U.S. v. Nour Halal Meat Distrib., Inc., 505 F.Supp.2d 275 (W.D. Pa. 2007) (failure to comply with subpeona) Text

Steed v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., Civ. No. 2:05cv02146-KS-MTP, 2006 WL 2844546 (S.D. Miss. Sept. 29, 2006) (enforceability of arbitration clause) Text

Lyng v. JDC Entersprises, 117 B.R. 268 (Bankr. S.D. Tx. 1990) (authority under PACA to order to disgorge dissipated funds) Text

Houston Avocado Co. v. Monterey House, Inc., 71 B.R. 244 (Bankr. S.D. Tx. 1986) (statutory trust claims under PACA) Text

First State of Miami v. Gothan Provision Co., Inc., 669 F.2d 1000 (5th Cir. 1982) (application of trust provisions) Text

Patton v. Archer, 590 F.2d 1319 (5th Cir. 1979) (breach of contract; attorneys’ fees) Text

Giles Lowery Stockyards, Inc. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 565 F.2d 321 (5th Cir. 1977) (authority to set rates and charges for livestock auctions) Text

Livestock Marketers, Inc. v. United States, 558 F.2d 748 (5th Cir. 1977) (violation of PSA) Text

Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Manley Cattle Co., 553 F.2d 943 (5th Cir. 1977) (claim under a cattle dealer’s bond)Text

Valley View Cattle Co. v. Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., 548 F.2d 1219 (5th Cir. 1977) (agency; action to recover the value of sold cattle) Text

United States v. W. H. Hodges & Co., Inc., 533 F.2d 276 (5th Cir. 1976) (violation of the PSA) Text

Stowers v. Mahon, 526 F.2d 1238 (5th Cir. 1976) (priority of interest) Text

Stowers v. Mahon, 510 F.2d 139 (5th Cir. 1975) (priority of interest) Text

United States v. Mueller, 510 F.2d 1116 (5th Cir. 1975) (violation of the PSA) Text

Miller v. Butz, 498 F.2d 1088 (5th Cir. 1974) (violation of the PSA) Text

Stowers v. Mahon, 483 F.2d 557 (5th Cir. 1973) (priority of liens) Text

Am. Cas. Co. of Readings v. Irvin, 426 F.2d 647 (5th Cir. 1970) (action to recover proceeds of livestock dealer’s bond; surety) Text

Davis v. United States, 427 F.2d 261 (5th Cir. 1970) (violation of the PSA; authority) Text

United States Fid. & Guar. Co. v. Quinn Bros. of Jackson, Inc., 384 F.2d 241 (5th Cir. 1967) (suit on a PSA bond; surety) Text

United States v. Marshall Durbin & Co. of Haleyville, Inc., 363 F.2d 1 (5th Cir. 1966) (violation of the PSA; authority of the Sec’y of Agric.) Text

Bowman v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 363 F.2d 81 (5th Cir. 1966) (violation of the PSA) Text


Morris v. Tyson Chicken, Inc., 497 F. Supp. 3d 282 (W.D. Ky. 2020) (Integratory did not breach implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing by failing to compensate growers for condemned under PSA) Text

Ronald A. Chisholm, Ltd. v. Am. Cold Storage, Inc., No. 3:09-CV-00808-CRS, 2013 WL 2242648 (W.D. Ky. May 21, 2013)(sell confirmations, product price and payment provision, whether PSA is unambiguous and unenforceable) Text

Mills v. United Producers, Inc., No. 11-13148-BC, 2012 WL 3870312 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 6, 2012)(Sanctions for violating consent decisions of PSA) Text

CPC Livestock, LLC v. Fifth Third Bank, Inc., 495 B.R. 332 (W.D. Ky. 2013)(federal jurisdiction question) Text

Terry v. Tyson Farms, Inc., 604 F.3d 272 (6th Cir. 2010) (deceptive practices under the P&S Act) Text

Coblentz v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 89 F.App’x 484, (6th Cir. 2003) (suspension of dealer’s registration)

United States v. Haun, 124 F.3d 745 (6th Cir. 1997) (violation of the PSA; jurisdiction of USDA) Text

Bowling Green Livestock Market, Inc. v. Young, 206 B.R. 439 (Bankr. W.D. Ken. 1996) (action to recover the value of sold cattle) Text

Cobb v. Yeutter, 889 F.2d 724 (6th Cir. 1989) (violation of the PSA) Text

Parchman v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 852 F.2d 858 (6th Cir. 1988) (violation of the PSA) Text

Garver v. United States, 846 F.2d 1029 (6th Cir. 1988) (violation of the PSA) Text

Central Trust Co. v. B & L Leasing, 669 F. Supp. 828 (S.D. Ohio 1987) (violation of the PSA) Text

D & W Food Centers, Inc., v. Block, 786 F.2d 751 (6th Cir. 1986) (authority of the Sec’y of Agric. to enforce the FMIA against a grocery store) Text

Crain v. Blue Grass Stockyards Co., 399 F.2d 868 (6th Cir. 1968) (violations of the Sherman Act; the Clayton Act; the PSA) Text


In re Meadowbrook Farms Co-op., No. CIV. 10-731-GPM, 2011 WL 2293389 (S.D. Ill. June 9, 2011)(attorneys’ fees, pre & post judgment interest) Text

In re Meadowbrook Farms Co-op., No. CIV. 10-623-GPM, 2011 WL 2293399 (S.D. Ill. June 9, 2011)(cash sales, statute of limitations) Text

LDT Keller Farms, LLC v. Brigitte Holmes Livestock Co., Inc., 722 F.Supp.2d 1015, 1:08-CV-243, 2010 WL 2680202 (N.D. Ind. June 25, 2010) (action alleging breach of contract; violation of Packers and Stockyards Act) Text

Farmers & Merchants Bank of Carlinville v. Dekalb Swine Breeders, Inc., 204 B.R. 709 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. 1997) (security interest in meat-packing corporation’s inventory) Text

Three “S” Farms, Inc. v. Plymouth Capital, 207 B.R. 594 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 1997) (bankruptcy, priority of liens) Text

Weichman Pig Co. v. Jack-Rich, Inc., 176 B.R. 476 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. bankruptcy 1994) (bankruptcy; violation of the PSA) Text

United States v. Lehman, 887 F.2d 1328 (7th Cir. 1989) (surety bond requirements for livestock dealers, deceptive practices) Text

Saylor v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 723 F.2d 581 (7th Cir. 1983) (violation of the PSA) Text

Mattes v. United States, 721 F.2d 1125 (7th Cir. 1983) (denial of application to operate a stockyard pursuant to USDA’s sanctions) Text

Pac. Trading Co. v. Wilson and Co., 547 F.2d 367 (7th Cir. 1976) (breach of sales contract under PSA) Text

Armour and Co., v. United States, 402 F.2d 712 (7th Cir. 1968) (violation of the PSA) Text

Swift & Co. v. United States, 393 F.2d 247 (7th Cir. 1968) (violation of the PSA) Text

Bottorff v. Ault, 374 F.2d 832 (7th Cir. 1967) (agency relationship) Text

Branscome v. Schoneweis, 361 F.2d 717 (7th Cir. 1966) (violation of the PSA, equitable estoppel) Text

Swift & Co. v. United States, 317 F.2d 53 (7th Cir. 1963) (violation of the PSA) Text

Mitchell v. Freeman, 308 F.2d 855 (7th Cir. 1962) (false and incorrect livestock weighing practices) Text

Swift & Co. v. United States, 308 F.2d 849 (7th Cir. 1962) (violation of the PSA) Text

Wilson & Co. v. Benson, 286 F.2d 891 (7th Cir. 1961) (violation of the PSA) Text

Daniels v. United States, 242 F.2d 39 (7th Cir. 1957) (handling and use of shippers’ proceeds in violation of the PSA) Text

Amshoff v. United States, 228 F.2d 261 (7th Cir. 1956) (validity of regulation requiring packer-buyers to register as dealers) Text

Cella v. United States, 208 F.2d 783 (7th Cir. 1953) (suspension of dealer’s registration) Text

Kelly v. Union Stockyards & Transit Co. of Chicago, 190 F.2d 860 (7th Cir. 1951) (violation of the PSA) Text

Armour & Co. v. Alton R. Co., 111 F.2d 913 (7th Cir. 1940) (livestock buyer’s claim against carrier) Text

Swift & Co. v. Wallace, 105 F.2d 848 (7th Cir. 1939) (violation of the PSA) Text

United States v. Roberts & Oake, 65 F.2d 630 (7th Cir. 1933) (government authority; right to an injunction) Text

Cudahy Packing Co. v. United States, 15 F.2d 133 (7th Cir. 1926) (jurisdiction; demands for information) Text


In re Cattle Antitrust Litig., No. CV 19-1129 (JRT/HB), 2020 WL 5884676 (D. Minn. Sept. 29, 2020)(Plaintiffs have not alleged anticompetitive behavior as required by the Eighth Circuit to maintain a PSA § 202(a) claim)

Organization for Competitive Markets, et al. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 912 F.3d 455 (8th Cir. 2018) (actions by USDA in rescinding interim final rule and returning to enforcement policy it previously had pursued for decades were lawful) Text

Crutchfield v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 2838190 (W.D. Ark. June 30, 2017) (PSA claim fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted) Text

Syverson v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 666 F.3d 1137 (8th Cir. 2012)(review of decision of ALJ; engaging in unfair and deceptive trade practices) Text

Wallace v. Mathias, No. 4:12-CV-3011, 2012 WL 2870708 (D. Neb. July 10, 2012)(definition of “practice” in PSA) Text

Wallace v. Mathias, 864 F. Supp. 2d 826 (D. Neb. 2012)( jurisdiction; venue) Text

Wallace v. Mathias, No. 4:12-CV-3011, 2013 WL 1856499 (D. Neb. May 2, 2013)(attorneys fees) Text

Syverson v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 601 F.3d 793 (8th Cir. 2010) (registration as a market agency) Text

In re Agriprocessors, Inc., No. 08-02751, 2009 WL 290457 (Bankr. N.D. Iowa Feb. 4, 2009) (proper fund to pay PSA claims) Text

Schumacher v. Cargill Meat Solutions, 515 F.3d 867 (8th Cir. 2008) (need a showing of “intent” by packer) Text

Winfrey v. Simmons Food, Inc., 495 F.3d 549 (8th Cir. 2007) (arbitration award to poultry growers) Text

Schumacher v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., 447 F.Supp.2d 1078 (D. S.D. 2006) (standing to challenge damages) Text

Schumacher v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.,434 F.Supp.2d 748 (D. S.D. 2006) (unfair competition) Text

Schumacher v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., No. CIV 02-1027, 2006 WL 47504 (D. S.D. Jan. 5, 2006) (expert testimony) Text

Hecksel v. Central Livestock Ass’n, Inc., No. 03-2604 JRTJSM, 2005 WL 2406032 (D. Minn. Sept. 29, 2005) (Act statute of limitations)

United States v. Young, 413 F.3d 727 (8th Cir. 2005) (criminal sentencing) Text

Kinkaid v. John Morrell & Co., 321 F.Supp.2d 1090 (N.D. Iowa 2004) (failure to state claim)Text

Varner v. Peterson Farms, 371 F.3d 1011 (8th Cir. 2004) (failure to state claim) Text

Schumacher v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., 221 F.R.D. 605 (D. S.D. 2004) (class action certified)

Hjermastad v. Central Livestock Ass’n, Inc., No. 03-2559(RHK/JSM), 2003 WL 21658260 (D. Minn. July 14, 2003) (retaliatory discharge claim)

Am. Meat Inst. v. Barnett, 64 F. Supp.2d 906 (D. S.D. 1999) (challenging the constitutionality of livestock pricing statute) Text

IBP, Inc. v. Glickman, 187 F.3d 974 (8th Cir. 1999) (reduce of competition) Text

Kunkel v. Sprague Nat’l Bank, 128 F.3d 636 (8th Cir. 1997) (suit over security interest in the cattle) Text

Monfort, Inc. v. Kunkel, 182 B.R. 1007 (Bankr. D. Minn. 1995) (dispute over rights in the cattle funds) Text

Jackson v. Swift Eckrich, Inc., 53 F.3d 1452 (8th Cir. 1995) (alleged violation of contract and the PSA) Text

Renfro v. Swift Eckrich, Inc., 53 F.3d 1460 (8th Cir. 1995) (growing contracts) Text

Pavlik v. Cargill, Inc. 9 F.3d 710 (8th Cir. 1993) (turkey farmer’s claims against processor) Text

Jackson v. Swift-Eckrich, 830 F. Supp. 486 (W.D. Ark. 1993) (class action against poultry processor) Text

Jackson v. Swift-Eckrich, Inc., 836 F. Supp. 1447 (W.D. Ark. 1993) (class action against turkey processor) Text

Lich, Jr. v. Cornhusker Cas. Co., 774 F. Supp. 1216 (D. Neb. 1991) (failure to pay for livestock) Text

States Cattle Co. v. Edwards, 895 F.2d 438 (8th Cir. 1990) (alleged violation of constitutional rights) Text

Ferguson v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 911 F.2d 1273 (8th Cir. 1990) (unfair and deceptive trade practices) Text

O & S Cattle Co. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 913 F.2d 527 (8th Cir. 1990) (failure to pay for cattle) Text

United States v. Agnew, 878 F.2d 219 (8th Cir. 1989) (failure to obtain mandatory bond) Text

States Cattle Co. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 880 F.2d 88 (8th Cir. 1989) (suspension of dealer’s registration) Text

Fed. Beef Processors, Inc. v. Lyng, 674 F. Supp. 777 (D. N.D. 1987) (district court’s jurisdiction to order an inspection) Text

Cook v. Hartford Accident and Indem. Co. 657 F. Supp. 762 (D. Neb. 1987) (PSA bond) Text

Beef Nebraska, Inc. v. United States, 807 F.2d 712 (8th Cir. 1986) (order to cease and desist) Text

United States v. Rauch, 717 F.2d 448 (8th Cir. 1983) (violation of injunction entailed criminal liability) Text

Crimmins v. United States, 655 F.2d 135 (8th Cir. 1981) (refunding of assessed deficiencies to taxpayers) Text

Rice v. Wilcox, 630 F.2d 586 (8th Cir. 1980) (unfair practice in livestock marketing) Text

Iowa Farms, Co. v. United States, 629 F.2d 502 (8th Cir. 1980) (regulation of minimum annual sales) Text

Burrus v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 575 F.2d 1258 (8th Cir. 1978) (failure to comply with PSA’s requirements) Text

Cen. Arkansas Auction Sale, Inc. v. Bergland, 570 F.2d 724 (8th Cir. 1978) (suit over ratemaking standards at auctions) Text

Van Wyk v. Bergland, 570 F.2d 701 (8th Cir. 1978) (alleged unfair practices in commerce) Text

Bruhn’s Freezer Meats of Chicago, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 438 F.2d 1332 (8th Cir. 1971) (alleged unfair practices in commerce) Text

Arkansas Valley Indus., Inc. v. Freeman, 415 F.2d 713 (8th Cir. 1969) (“live poultry dealers and handlers” and “packers”) Text

United States v. Wehrheim, 332 F.2d 469 (8th Cir. 1964) (operation without registration) Text

McCleneghan v. Union Stock Yards Co. of Omaha, 298 F.2d 659 (8th Cir. 1962) (private antitrust action) Text

Hartford Acc. & Indem. C. v. Baldwin, 262 F.2d 202 (8th Cir. 1958) (action upon the bond to recover payments) Text

Kirk v. St. Joseph Stock Yards Co., 206 F.2d 283 (8th Cir. 1953) (action for damages to sheep) Text

Sig Ellingson & Co. v. De Vries, 199 F.2d 677 (8th Cir. 1952) (action for conversion of cattle) Text

United States v. Donahue Bros., Inc., 59 F.2d 1019 (8th Cir. 1932) (action to recover statutory penalties) Text


In re Roxford Foods Litig., 79 F.3d 1154 (9th Cir. 1996) (recovering damages from company’s alter ego)

In re Roxford Foods Litig., 790 F. Supp. 987 (E.D. Cal. 1991) (“poultry grower” is entitled to statutory trust) Text

St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co. v. Idaho Bank & Trust, 708 F. Supp. 285 (D. Idaho 1989) (alleged violation of the statutory trust) Text

Spencer Livestock Comm’n Co. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 841 F.2d 1451 (9th Cir. 1988) (suspension of dealer’s and market agent’s registration) Text

Blackfoot Livestock Comm’n, Co. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 810 F.2d 916 (9th Cir. 1987) (speculative purchases; improper payment) Text

Holiday Food Serv., Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 820 F.2d 1103 (9th Cir. 1987) (improper payment) Text

Bosma v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 754 F.2d 804 (9th Cir. 1984) (unfair and deceptive practices) Text

De Jong Packing Co. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 618 F.2d 1329 (9th Cir. 1980) (stockyards and the change of sales terms) Text

Corona Livestock Auction, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 607 F.2d 811 (9th Cir. 1979) (selling of livestock) Text

Cen. Coast. Meats, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Agric., 541 F.2d 1325 (9th Cir. 1976) (prohibition of dual ownership) Text

Sebastopol Meat Co. v. Sec. Of Agric., 440 F.2d 983 (9th Cir. 1971) (failure to pay for livestock) Text

Fairbank v. Hardin, 429 F.2d 264 (9th Cir. 1970) (willful PSA violations) Text

Smeed v. Carpenter, 274 F.2d 414 (9th Cir. 1960) (action against dealer and surety) Text

United States v. Matthews, 244 F.2d 626 (9th Cir. 1957) (conversion action for value of livestock) Text


High Plains Livestock, LLC v. Allen, 2019 WL 252432 (D. N.M. June 19, 2019) (dismissing complaint alleging PSA violations) Text

Parker Livestock, LLC v. Oklahoma City National Stock Yards Company, 2015 WL 9244603 (W.D. Okla. Dec. 17, 2015) (denying motion for summary judgment) Text

Parker Livestock, LLC v. Oklahoma Nat. Stock Yards Co., 590 F. App’x 737 (10th Cir. 2014)(must have a final administrative order to appeal) Text

Been v. O.K. Indus., Inc., No. CIV-02-285-RAW, 2011 WL 4478766 (? Aug. 16, 2011) report and recommendation adopted, No. CIV-02-285-RAW, 2011 WL 4475291 (? Sept. 26, 2011)(attorneys’ fees)

Been v. O.K. Indus., No. 08-7078, 2010 WL 3995981 (10th Cir. 2010) (affirmation of poultry producer’s liability under the Packers and Stockyards Act)  Text

Been v. O.K. Industries, Inc., 495 F.3d 1217 (10th Cir. 2007) (class action against poultry producer) Text

Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. P & H Cattle Co., 451 F.Supp.2d 1262 (D. Kan. (2006) (indemnity action) Text

Excel Corp. v. U.S. Dep’t Of Agric., 397 F.3d 1285 (10th Cir. 2005) (grading and pricing) Text

City of Tulsa v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 258 F.Supp.2d 1263, (N.D. Okla. 2003) (CERCLA action) Text

Cooper v. Am. Auto. Ins. Co., 978 F.2d 602 (10th Cir. 1992) (alleged wrongful termination of surety bonds) Text

United States v. E. Kansas Livestock, Inc., No. 89-2053-O, 1989 WL 19411 (D. Kan. Feb. 17, 1989) (alleged deceptive trade practice)

Smith v. Heim, No. 85-1970-K, 1986 WL 31574 (D. Kan. April 15, 1986) (dismissal of deceptive practices claim)

Nat’l Bonding and Accident Ins. Co. v. Petersen, 51 B.R. 486 (Bankr. D. Kan. 1985) (failure to prove misappropriation of custodial funds) Text

First Nat’l Bank of Amarillo v. Sw. Livestock, Inc., 616 F. Supp. 1515 (D. Kan. 1985) (conversion action for the wrongful sale of livestock) Text

Peterman v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric., 770 F.2d 888 (10th Cir. 1985) (deceptive trade practices) Text

Nat’l Beef Packing Co. v. Sec’y of Agric., 605 F.2d 1167 (10th Cir. 1979) (brokerage fees and commercial bribery) Text

Solomon Valley Feedlot, Inc. v. Butz, 557 F.2d 717 (10th Cir. 1977) (cattle feedlot is not a dealer within the PSA) Text

Hays Livestock Comm’n Co. v. Maly Livestock Comm’n Co., 498 F.2d 925 (10th Cir. 1974) (reparation orders under the PSA) Text

Denver Union Stockyard Co. v. Denver Live Stock Comm’n Co., 404 F.2d 1055 (10th Cir. 1968) (private antitrust action within the PSA) Text

Cap. Packing Co. v. United States, 350 F.2d 67 (10th Cir. 1965) (action against packing company for the PSA violation) Text

Adams v. Greeson, 300 F.2d 555 (10th Cir. 1962) (action to recover for conversion of livestock) Text

Aikins v. United States, 282 F.2d 53 (10th Cir. 1960) (“turn” system is a violation) Text

Hyatt v. United States, 276 F.2d 308 (10th Cir. 1960) (illegal practices under the PSA) Text

Producers Livestock Marketing Ass’n v. United States, 241 F.2d 192 (10th Cir. 1957) (challenging the legality of stockyard regulation) Text

Colorado v. United States, 219 F.2d 474 (10th Cir. 1954) (failure to comply with PSA registration requirements) Text

Kelley v. United States, 202 F.2d 838 (10th Cir. 1953) (failure to register and furnish a bond) Text


Echols v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 464 F. Supp. 3d 1340 (M.D. Ga. 2020) (Evidence of national poultry processor’s sales reports and its contracts with customers could have been relevant to show that national poultry processor engaged in anticompetitive behavior that violated the PSA) Text

Breaking Free, LLC v. JCG Foods of Alabama, LLC, 2019 WL 1513978 (N.D. Ala. Apr. 8, 2019) (denying motion to dismiss PSA claim) Text

United States v. Cuesta, 2015 WL 13750193 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 3, 2015) (denying defendant motion for summary judgment for violations of PSA) Text

United States v. Cuesta, No. 8:14-CV-995-T-33TGW, 2014 WL 6674566 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 24, 2014)(jurisdiction; failure to file annual report) Text

United States v. Ocala Live Stock Mkt., Inc., 861 F. Supp. 2d 1328 (M.D. Fla. 2012)(injunction, insolvency, irreparable damage) Text

Pickett v. Iowa Beef Processors, 149 F.App’x 831 (11th Cir. 2005) (cattle producers class action against meat packer)

Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.,420 F.3d 1272 (11th Cir. 2005) (PSA and Marketing Agreements) Text

Mims v. Cagle Foods JV, LLC, 148 F.App’x 762 (11th Cir. 2005) (poultry grower action against processor)

Adkins v. Cagle Foods JV, LLC, 411 F.3d 1320 (11th Cir. 2005) (deception necessary for PSA violation) Text

Wheeler v. Cagle Foods JV, LLC, 148 F.App’x 760 (11th Cir. 2005) (poultry producer’s claims against processor)

London v. Fieldale Farms Corp.,410 F.3d 1295 (11th Cir. 2005) (section 202 interpreted) Text

Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., 315 F.Supp.2d 1172, (M.D. Ala. 2004) (class action against beef processor) Text

Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., Civ. 96-A-1103-N, 2004 WL 3712720 (M.D. Ala. March 22, 2004) (jury verdict and motion for prejudgment interest)

London v. Fieldale Farms Corp., No. Civ. 2:01-CV-202-WCO, 2003 WL 23750660 (N.D.Ga. Dec 22, 2003) (motion for judgment as a matter of law)

Pickett v. IBP, Inc., No. Civ. 96-A-1103-N, 2003 WL 24275809 (M.D. Ala. April 10, 2003) (expert witnesses)

McDaniel v. IBP, Inc., 89 F. Supp. 2d 1289 (M.D. Ala. 2000) (pork producers’ action against processor) Text

Pickett v. IBP, Inc., 197 F.R.D. 510 (M.D. Ala. 2000) (class action against beef processor)

Pickett v. Iowa Beef Processors., 209 F.3d 1276 (11th Cir. 2000) (producers’ class action against beef processor) Text

Am. Mfg. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Tison Hog Mkt., Inc., 182 F.3d 1284 (11th Cir. 1999) (surety’s liability on bonds despite fraud) Text

Tison Hot Mkt, Inc. v. Paulk, Civ. A. No. CV 595-86, 1998 WL 35230416 (S.D. Ga. April 02, 1998) (action to recover damages under the PSA)

Pickett v. IBP, Inc., 182 F.R.D. 647 (M.D. Ala. 1998) (failure to establish a class action certification)

Wilson v. Gold Kist Inc. No. CV 591-002, 1991 WL 786493 (S.D. Ga. Nov. 11, 1991) (dispute over the PSA’s scope)

Baldree v. Cargill, Inc., 758 F. Supp. 704 (M.D. Fla. 1990) (poultry growers’ action against processor) Text


Safeway Stores, Inc. v. Freeman, 369 F.2d 952 (D.C. Cir. 1966) (“packer” within the PSA) Text


Kittle v. Conagra Poultry Co., 543 S.E.2d 411 (Ga. App. 2000) (farmer’s action against poultry company) Text


Bergstrom v. Noah, 974 P.2d 531 (Kan. 1999) (malicious prosecution action) Text


Brae Asset Fund, L.P. v. Adam, 661 A.2d 1137 (Me. 1995) (suit to recover on personal guarantee) Text


Sutton v. Hansen, 562 N.W.2d 35 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997) (failure to file a timely claim) Text


Billey v. North Dakota Stockmen’s Ass’n, 579 N.W.2d 171 (N.D. 1998) (challenging the constitutionality of statutory provisions) Text


Williams Cattle Co. v. Gus Juengling & Son, Inc., 667 N.E.2d 469 (Ohio Ct. App. 1995) (action against meat packer and surety) Text

Williams Cattle Co. v. Gus Juengling & Son, Inc., 611 N.E.2d 407 (Ohio Ct. App. 1992) (packer’s failure to pay for cattle) Text

Yoder v. Snyder, No. 91 CI 301, 1992 WL 380627 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 16, 1992) (dispute between dealers over the debt)


Rice-Bell Partnership v. Capitol Indem. Corp., 8 P.3d 189 (Okla. Civ. App. 2000) (dispute over the PSA bond) Text


Nat’l Bank of Glenrock v. O’Neal, 849 P.2d 711 (Wyo. 1993) (bank’s liability for transfer of funds) Text