Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Appeal of Permanent Injunction Against Poultry Farm in Nuisance Case Brought by Nearby Homeowners

The Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in an appeal brought by Sanderson Farms Inc. and its Dallas-area chicken farm operator who were ordered to stop their chicken farm activities because of an odor spreading to nearby homeowners' properties. Petitioners argue that a permanent injunction should not be the remedy for a Henderson County jury's nuisance finding, which was upheld by the appellate court.