Magical Farms, Inc., et al. v. Land O’Lakes, Inc., 356 Fed. Appx. 795 (6th Cir. 2009)

(plaintiff fed their alpacas feed that they purchased from defendant that was contaminated at defendant’s plant resulting in death of several of plaintiff’s alpacas; compensatory damages awarded, but lower court declined to submit issue of punitive damages to jury; appellate court held that malice could be shown – defendant’s employees knew of and disregarded contamination risk; plaintiff need not prove that defendant knew that feed was contaminated and intended to mislead plaintiff; thus, jury should have been instructed on damage mitigation issue). 

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