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Consumers Seek Class-Action Lawsuit In Response To Fair Oaks Alleged Animal Abuse

By Samantha Horton, IPB News | Published on in Agriculture, Business, Law
Fair Oaks Farms entrance to its agricultural tourism attraction in northern Indiana. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
The entrance to Fair Oaks Farms' agricultural tourism attraction in northern Indiana. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)

Lawyers are asking a federal judge to combine multiple lawsuits against milk distributor Fairlife and the owners of a northern Indiana dairy farm into a single class-action suit.

Consumers from several states filed lawsuits against Fair Oaks Farms, Fairlife and Coca-Cola for consumer fraud after videos last summer showed alleged animal abuse at Fair Oaks. The lawsuits say the defendants failed to meet claims that animals were treated with care.

READ MORE: Activist Group’s Video Shows Calves Being Abused At Fair Oaks Farms

The plaintiffs have until Friday to submit paperwork that will create a lead council to represent all the lawsuits.

Contact Samantha at shorton@wfyi.org or follow her on Twitter at @SamHorton5.