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Government gets extra time to respond on DeCosters’ rehearing

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wants the government to have sufficient time to respond before it decides whether to grant a rehearing on the jail sentences for 82-year-old Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his 53-year-old son Peter DeCoster, the egg men implicated in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak in 2010. Once the U.S. Department of Justice’s… Continue Reading

Odds could favor DeCosters’ desire for review of egg sentence

As legal experts were predicting, the appellant attorney for Austin “Jack” DeCoster and Peter DeCoster got a deadline extension in his quest to obtain another review of the pair’s sentences in a case about the 2010 Salmonella outbreak linked to their eggs. Attorney Peter Keisler of the Washington D.C. firm of Sidley & Austin is representing… Continue Reading

Judges grill both sides in DeCosters’ egg sentence appeal

Two of three judges hearing appeals of the jail sentences handed down to Austin “Jack” DeCoster and Peter DeCoster sounded uncomfortable yesterday with the concept of sending corporate officials to prison for a so-called strict liability case. Lawyers were left arguing whether “this case is that case” or whether, as Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney… Continue Reading

Top Appellate Lawyer Will Try and Keep the DeCosters From Going to Jail

Whether Austin “Jack” and Peter DeCoster can be jailed under Park Doctrine prosecutions — meaning where the government did not have to show they had any knowledge or intent, let alone negligence, regarding food safety infractions involving their businesses — will get a big test starting Monday in St. Louis. The opening briefs from the defendant appellants… Continue Reading

Defense Secret: How to Keep ‘Jack’ DeCoster Out of Jail

America’s former egg king is not going to jail, according to his defense attorneys from Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C. Attorney Frank R. Volpe has filed a motion on behalf of Austin (Jack) DeCoster in U.S. District Court for Northern Iowa, with a mostly secret legal argument claiming that, if the 71-year-old defendant is… Continue Reading

Big Fine and Guilty Pleas Might Keep DeCosters Out of Jail

Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, will accept some responsibility today for their contaminated eggs, which made almost 62,000 people sick four years ago, but don’t look for either man to serve much in the way of jail time. Plea agreement details released ahead of today’s federal magistrate hearing in Sioux City, IA,… Continue Reading

Colorado Firm Recalls Eggs for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Sixdog Investments LLC of Wellington, CO, is voluntarily recalling some cases of their certified organic eggs sold under the Owl Canyon brand because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The company’s voluntary field action was initiated because of routine testing results and not because of any illnesses to date from consumption. Some of the eggs were… Continue Reading