Fernando and Yvonne Iturriria are neighbors of Grimmway Farms outside Bakersfield, CA. They raise sheep next door to Grimmway Farms, which grows carrots.
After the sheep recently got into the carrots, Grimmway Farms destroyed 75 acres out of concern that sheep droppings might have left the carrots contaminated with E. coli or some other food-borne illness.
Now Grimmway Enteprises Inc. of Bakersfield, CA has filed a lawsuit against the Iturririas for $230,059,34 in damages plus attorney’s fees.
A hearing is planned for July 14 in Kern County Superior Court.