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The odor-related lawsuit continues between RiNo neighbors and the Kasel pet-treat factory

Was Kasel Associates Industries, a pet-treat factory in the hip River North neighborhood, harmed by receiving an odor citation after five neighbors called to complain about the smell? No way, say the City of Denver and a neighbor whom factory owner Ray Kasel is now suing for harassment. Their responses are the latest legal filings in the lawsuit between Kasel, the city and his neighbors -- which were the subject of our recent cover story, "Raising a Stink."
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Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
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