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Update on our appeal in the 9th Circuit Volkswagen Diesel Fraud Case

The Appellate Panel consolidated our Bosch appeal with the Volkswagen appeal and a decision should be announced soon.  If successful the appeal would set aside the largest consumer fraud settlement in history while leaving Volkswagen on the hook.  The settlement allowed Volkswagen to "hide and conceal" claims from the Court and Settlement Master Robert Mueller. 
We filed an action in Butte County yesterday with the intent of having a jury decide punitive damages. We would be the first party to bring the defeat device case to jury trial.  Peer reviewed studies proved thousands of people with lung diseases died from the fraud.  


California Farm Board Backs Ruling On Election Interference

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Sunday, April 17, 2016 Under: California Farm Board
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – The California farm labor board has upheld a court ruling that one of the nation’s largest fruit growers interfered as employees were deciding whether to reject union representation.

The decision Friday by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board marked the latest victory for organized labor in the decades-long fight.

The board unanimously affirmed the ruling by Administrative Law Judge Mark Soble to set aside a 2013 election held by workers at Gerawan Farming Inc.

The board found Gerawan allowed employees who favored breaking from the United Farm Workers to gather signatures during work time to hold an election and unlawfully granted a wage increase during the decertification campaign to win the favor of workers.

The company hires thousands of people annually to harvest nectarines, peaches and grapes in the Central Valley.

It said it will appeal the farm board’s decision. Read more

As the local farming industry supplants the timber industry, the decisions of the Farm Board will impact the lives of Humboldt county farmers.  

In : California Farm Board 

Tags: california farm board  union  united farm workers  administrative law  humboldt county  farmers  humboldt 

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