By Jennifer M. Thomas –
You might have read in our blog post two weeks ago that Quality Egg, LLC executives Austin (Jack) and Peter DeCoster had petitioned for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc of the Eight Circuit opinion affirming their three-month prison sentences. Last Friday, the Eighth Circuit denied the DeCosters’ petitions. Three judges voted to rehear the case en banc, but they were a minority of the ten active judges on the Eighth Circuit.
From the Eighth Circuit’s perspective, the case is over. However, the DeCosters have the right to seek a writ of certiorari from the Supreme Court, and we expect they will. We will keep you updated on any further developments in the case.