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Dakota Beef's Suit Against Former CEO Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a South Dakota organic beef company's lawsuit against its former chief executive that had accused him of forming his new venture in violation of a noncompete agreement.

A federal judge has dismissed a South Dakota organic beef company's lawsuit against its former chief executive that had accused him of forming his new venture in violation of a noncompete agreement.

In June, Howard Venture LLC, doing business as Dakota Beef, filed the federal lawsuit against Scott D. Lively and his Lively Foods, LLC.

Dakota Beef in 2009 fell into foreclosure, and Howard Venture purchased its assets and name.

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