GE Food Litigation

On May 8, 2014, the Vermont Legislature enacted Act 120, which requires manufacturers to label genetically engineered (“GE”) foods as such, and prohibits manufacturers from describing GE products as “natural.” One month later, on June 12, 2014, Plaintiffs—a collection of trade associations representing food producers—filed suit, naming as Defendants Attorney General Sorrell, Governor Shumlin, Health Commissioner Chen, and Finance Commissioner Reardon.

Below are the major filings and orders of the Court.

  • GMA Complaint
  • Plaintiffs Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint
  • Plaintiffs Proposed Amended Complaint
  • VPIRG and CFS Motion to Intervene
  • State Response to VPIRG Motion to Intervene
  • Plaintiffs Response to VPIRG Motion to Intervene
  • VPIRG and CFS Reply in Motion to Intervene
  • Plaintiffs Notice of Supplemental Authority
  • Decision Denying Motion to Intervene
  • State Motion to Dismiss
  • Plaintiffs Opposition to Motion to Dismiss
  • Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction
  • October 2014 Scheduling Order
  • Published: Oct 6, 2014