A federal court in Georgia has overruled the government’s objections to Stewart Parnell’s representation by attorney Kenneth Hodges in the defense of criminal charges arising from a Salmonella outbreak allegedly traced to Parnell’s former company, Peanut Corp. of America. United States v. Parnell, 13-12 (U.S. Dist. Ct., M.D. Ga., Albany Div., order entered May 30, 2013). Because the government’s motion was sealed, further details about the objections are unknown. According to the court, Parnell “knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to object to Hodges’ potential or actual conflict.” Additional information about the criminal charges appears in Issue 472 of this Update.