Black Earth Meats awarded $46K

Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan has awarded Black Earth Meats more than $46,000 after the business successfully challenged 10 nuisance citations brought against it by the Village of Black Earth. The business closed last summer after its bank pulled its loan, but it is hoping to return at a different location.

The money will cover lawyer fees and costs, according to media reports. A separate $5.3 million suit Black Earth Meats filed against the village for revenue losses is still pending in U.S. District Court.