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Oral Arguments Heard In COOL Lawsuit

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:47:54 CST

Oral Arguments Heard In COOL Lawsuit
Oral arguments were heard January 9 in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the ongoing country of origin labeling (COOL) lawsuit filed last July by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and eight other plaintiffs to block COOL. USCA is a defendant-intervenor in the lawsuit. The oral arguments heard January 9 surround the plaintiffs' appeal of a lower court ruling denying plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction.

United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) President Jon Wooster, San Lucas, California and USCA Director Emeritus Leo McDonnell, Columbus, MT, issued the following joint statement after conclusion of the hearing.

"This case is about the ability of consumers to make informed decisions on their purchase of meat products and the right of U.S. cattle producers to identify and differentiate their product for consumers. The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) revised regulations provide consumers more information and will reduce confusion for consumers at the point of purchase. The appellants have sought to limit the consumer's ability to have that information. USCA has strongly supported the government's position that a preliminary injunction was not warranted and we do not believe the appellants are entitled to the extraordinary relief sought.

"We believe that the district court judge's ruling denying the injunction properly examined the relevant case law and evaluated the likelihood of success on the merits as well as the claims of irreparable injury. We are optimistic that the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals decision, when rendered, will uphold the district court's denial of the injunction.

"We deeply appreciate the ongoing support for the U.S. COOL Defense Fund, which has allowed a vigorous legal defense of COOL by the defendant-intervenors in this lawsuit, of which USCA is one."



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