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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.  


Humboldt and Proposition 64

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Under: Recreational

The Times Standard has improved since editor Kimberly Wear resigned after our complaints she was promoting local scams to unsuspecting consumers. As reported in the Times Standard this week: 

"Should recreational marijuana (Proposition 64) become legal in California this November, Humboldt County officials state that regulations for this new market will likely mirror those already in place for medical cannabis businesses...But because of a July court agreement, the county will have to first conduct an environmental review before it can begin regulating the recreational market...The Humboldt-Mendocino Marijuana Project, also known as HUMMAP, filed a lawsuit against the county in February challenging the county’s claim that their marijuana rules would have no significant impact on the environment. The county and HUMMAP settled the lawsuit in July, with the county agreeing not to expand its marijuana regulations without first conducting a full environmental review...County Counsel Jeffrey Blanck said that the settlement agreement will apply to any recreational marijuana rules the board may consider. In September, the Board of Supervisors decided it would conduct the environmental review in stages rather than trying to review all the prospective rule changes at once, which could take several years."

The county's comments are disturbing. Humboldt county has agreed to amend an ordinance, which was publicly vetted, during closed door settlement negotiations. This is unconstitutional, violates the Brown Act, and may expose county officials to criminal charges.  We anticipate lawsuits will be filed which will force the county back to reality. 

In : Recreational 

Tags: recreational  cannabis  marijuana  hummap  kimberly wear  jeffrey blank  environmental review  humboldt  humboldt county  proposition 64  brown act 

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