Update on Volkswagen Diesel Fraud Case

We filed an action in Butte County on May 17, 2018 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.  

 

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California opens access to public business conducted on private devices

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Thursday, March 9, 2017, In : Business 
Communications by government officials in California who use personal devices or email accounts to conduct official business may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Record Acts.

In a unanimous decision welcomed by transparency advocates, the California Supreme Court overturned an appellate court ruling. “If public officials could evade the law simply by clicking into a different email account, or communicating through a personal device, sensitive information could routinely ...

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New Bill aims to Protect Branding in Humboldt

Posted by DeLacy Fletcher on Thursday, January 26, 2017, In : Marijuana Regulation 

No. 175
Introduced by Senator McGuire

January 23, 2017


An act to amend Sections 19332.5 and 26063 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to marijuana.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 175, as introduced, McGuire. Marijuana: county of origin: marketing.
The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) provides for the licensure and regulation of medical marijuana, which responsibility is generally divided between the Bureau of Marijuana Control within the Department of Consumer Affairs,...

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LOCAL INSURANCE COMPANY ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES

Posted by DeLacy on Thursday, January 12, 2017, In : Small Business 

To the community,

Humboldt Redwood Healing, contracted with John Ford of Ford Insurance Agency (Founding Member of Humboldt Cannabis Chamber of Commerce) for the purchase of worker’s compensation insurance for its employees.  After paying John Ford of Ford Insurance Agency the funds necessary to purchase worker’s compensation insurance, Humboldt Redwood Healing became aware that no insurance had been purchased for the company’s employees with the money that was provided to John Ford. Aft...


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New York Times Features Local Activist Betty Chinn

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : Betty Chinn 

The New York Times explained:

When we asked readers last week to describe the homelessness in their communities, several urged us to take a look at the work of Betty Chinn, a homeless advocate based in Eureka. So we did. Ms. Chinn is known around Humboldt County as “the Chinese Mother Teresa.”

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Humboldt and Proposition 64

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : 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 co...


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Crab health advisory lifted south of Humboldt Bay

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Sunday, April 24, 2016, In : Humboldt Bay 

Recreational crabbers were given a little more territory to snare tasty Dungeness on Friday when the California Department of Public Health lifted its health advisory along the coast up to Humboldt Bay.


Restrictions on catching the crustaceans were quickly lifted after the decision by Karen Smith, the state health officer. It means crabs can be caught for sport along the California coast up to Humboldt County, including all the waters in the bay.

Commercial crab fishing is still not allowed...


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California considering bill to support Gig Unions

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, In : Gig Economy 

Uber drivers may soon have the right to unionize in California. 

AB 1727, or the California 1099 Self-Organizing Act, would radically alter rules surrounding independent contractors and eliminate some of the very benefits of working for yourself. Under the bill, groups as small as 10 contractors could choose to negotiate together. In the case of Internet platforms, this could mean that some companies are required by law to meet and negotiate separately with as many as 10,000 different groups o...


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California Farm Board Backs Ruling On Election Interference

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Sunday, April 17, 2016, In : 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 bo...

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