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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 Growers Association Sues the State

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Thursday, February 8, 2018 Under: California Growers Association
The California Growers Association has sued the State of California claiming the State has violated proposition 64 by not capping license numbers yet.  I find this suit humorous. First, the allegations are a mere 7 pages without much substance. Maybe an intern was paid a gram or two to draft this complaint in a Sacramento dorm room?  

The lawsuit seeks an order limiting licenses based on language in 64, the recreational proposition. If a judge agrees and only imposes a limit on recreational licenses, it seems the large conglomerates would move to the medical side. Most small growers are deciding to remain medical because the DEA can still prosecute recreational growers even if compliant with State law. I hope CGA did a conflict check before deciding to file this lawsuit on behalf of BOTH recreational and medical growers. 

Taking an adversarial position against the State at this juncture would cause me concern. With Sessions on the move the State and industry need to move forward together. The smaller farmers are free to co-op and take advantage of the licensing scheme as drafted. These farmers have the advantage of experience, location and the protection of local culture. The larger businesses moving into new locations, such as Humboldt, to develop have a learning curve.  

Instead of pretending to be victims local small growers need to organize themselves, and start building sustainable business structures.

In : California Growers Association 

Tags: proposition 64  humboldt  state  sessions  lawsuit  growers  california growers association 

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