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Jan P. Levine, a litigation partner with Pepper Hamilton and a member of the firm's Health Sciences Department, was quoted in the December 12, 2019 MLex article, "United Egg Producers, Rose Acre Farms, Industry Group Did Not Drive up Egg Prices, Jury Verdict Says."
UEP attorney Jan Levine confirmed the verdict to MLex.
Levine said the jurors' deliberations took a day and a half and the trial lasted 23 days, including jury selection.
"I think this is, number one, a total vindication of UEP's animal welfare certified program — that it was done for animal welfare reasons and not as any kind of supply control as the plaintiff alleged," Levine said.
Levine said a crucial component of the defense was that UEP developed its program using an appointed board of animal scientists.