A ritual slaughterer in Baltimore is suing the Orthodox Union and his local kosher certifiers for refusing to resolve a dispute with him through a rabbinical court. According to the Baltimore Jewish Times, Rabbi Barry Ephraim Abramson, a longtime shochet for Empire poultry, filed a $1.4 million lawsuit after the boards removed their approval for his work. The O.U. and Vaad HaKashrus of Baltimore are denying that they refused to go before a rabbinical court.
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