Judge Won’t Block Alpenrose Dairy Sale, Urges Reconciliation Among Fractured Family Owners

A Multnomah County judge on Tuesday declined to block the sale of Alpenrose Dairy to a Seattle-area competitor.

But the previously announced sale still isn’t certain.

Circuit Judge Jerry B. Hodson ordered two warring sides of the family that owns Alpenrose and Smith Brothers Farms, the prospective buyer, into mediation. He also left the door open to continued legal action, which could push the family members to find common ground.

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