United States District Judge Terry Means has issued an order granting a partial recovery of fees to SHOW HIO, Contender Farms, L.L.P., and Mike McGartland in the Minimum Penalty Protocol lawsuit in the amount of $267,167.90.  The amount is less than the approximately $350,000 requested by the plaintiffs but is another ruling by the court that further strengthens the position taken by SHOW and the other plaintiffs regarding the initial rule making instituted by the USDA.

Judge Means originally ruled in favor of the USDA in the Minimum Penalty Protocol, however his ruling was reversed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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