|Wisconsin: GrassWay Organics Lawsuit against DATCP
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund et al v. Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) has filed a complaint for declaratory judgment on behalf of Wisconsin farmers Kay and Wayne Craig and related entities against the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The complaint seeks declarations that the Craigs, the farm store they operate (GrassWay Organics Farm Store LLC), and GrassWay Organics Association and its members who have invested in the LLC are not engaging in the illegal sale of raw milk in violation of Wisconsin laws, and that the farm store does not need to obtain a "retail food establishment" license in order to operate.
Plaintiffs (P): FTCLDF, GrassWay Organics Farm Store LLC, GrassWay Organics Association, Kay & Wayne Craig d/b/a GrassWay Farm
Defendants (D): Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection (DATCP); Rod Nilsestuen, Secretary
Judge (J): Dane County Circuit Court - Judge Patrick J. Fiedler
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To view the Court Record Events, go to "Case Search" at www.wicourts.gov and click on "Wisconsin Circuit Court Access". Search for Dane County Case Number 2009CV006313.
Sep 22, 2010 - DATCP has also asked that the case of Mark and Petra Zinniker, which was transferred by the Walworth County court to a court in Dane County, be consolidated with this case of GrassWay. More...
May 24, 2010 - The suit claims that under Wisconsin law, the sale of raw milk to LLC members is legal when the LLC holds the Grade A permit and owns the cows. DATCP has denied these claims and has moved for judgment on the pleadings. More...
Oct 6, 2010 [J] - Motion Granted to Consolidate
Jun 14, 2010 [D] - Notice of Motion and Motion to Consolidate
Jun 8, 2010 [D] - Defendant's Reply Brief in Support of Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
May 25, 2010 [P] - Response to Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
Mar 4, 2010 [D] - Answer
Notice on Motion and Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
Feb 8, 2010 [D/P] - Stipulation and Order
Jan 25, 2010 [D] - Motion to Dismiss
Dec 16, 2009 [P] - GrassWay Organics Complaint
Complaint Exhibits 1-7
Complaint Exhibits 8-17
Dec 18, 2009 - FTCLDF Files Suit over Raw Milk in Wisconsin
Oct 20, 2010 - Raw Milk Battle Continues in Wisconsin
Sep 22, 2010 - FTCLDF Case Updates
May 25, 2010 - Wisconsin Raw Milk Update
May 24, 2010 - FTCLDF Case Updates
Feb 10, 2010 - How DATCP Denies Raw Milk Consumers Their Rights