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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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Humboldt Bleeds for lack of Civil Litigation

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, March 2, 2018, In : Civil Litigation 
When folks can't resolve a dispute civilly they resort to theft, battery, and murder.  There is a direct correlation between Humboldt's clogged court system, and the dystopia we call home. Crime is big business in Humboldt and there has been a decade long battle between those who want crime rates to increase, and those who understand how to fix the problem.  Media outlets love crime because it generates revenue so the public is perpetually distracted or asleep.  Aside from a few gems, local m...
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Green Road Consulting One Stop Shop of Horrors?

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : Green Road Consulting 
A consultant hired to assist with cannabis projects should follow the law. 

Green Road Consulting is a civil engineer firm based in Humboldt who has experienced a drop in new customers since no one is filing new applications at the moment. 

Instead of addressing the needs of current clients, Green Road is illegally marketing legal services.  



The unauthorized practice of law is a misdemeanor in California.  A civil engineer firm has no expertise in entity formation.  The transition between a non...
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California Growers Association Sues the State

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Thursday, February 8, 2018, In : 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 li...
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San Diego DA’s Prosecution of Cannabis Attorney Has Sent Chills Through the Legal Community

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Thursday, August 10, 2017, In : Cannabis Regulation 

Jessica McElfresh, a San Diego lawyer experienced in cannabis law, is facing multiple felony charges.

Republished from Voice of San Diego.
By Jonah Valdez

On July 7, dozens of attorneys filled the seats of a small San Diego courtroom. The attorneys were attending a hearing for one of their own, Jessica McElfresh, a San Diego lawyer experienced in cannabis law.

McElfresh is facing multiple felony charges.

What drew most attorneys to court that day was something they consider sacred: the attorney-cl...


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Boss tells state workers: Kick ICE out of California labor office

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Friday, August 4, 2017, In : ICE 
California’s top labor law enforcer wants federal immigration agents to stay away from offices where state investigators weigh claims about underpaid employees and workplace retaliation.

Labor Commissioner Julie Su last month directed her staff to turn away Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unless the federal officers have warrants.

Her directive followed three instances over the past 10 months in which immigration agents sought information about California workers who had filed clai...

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Arcata Butane Ordinance

Posted by DeLacy on Saturday, January 21, 2017, In : Arcata 
ORDINANCE NO. 1480

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCATA ADDING CHAPTER 4 TO TITLE 3 OF THE ARCATA MUNICIPAL CODE, REGULATION OF THE SALE, PURCHASE, AND POSSESSION OF BUTANE


The City Council of the City of Arcata does ordain as follows:

Section 1: Title III (Public Safety), Chapter 4 (Regulation of the Sale, Purchase, and Possession of Butane), Sections 3840-3846, is hereby added to the Arcata Municipal Code as follows:

TITLE III: Public Safety CHAPTER 4: Regulation of the Sa...
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Is forming a Non-profit Marijuana Business Stupid?

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, November 25, 2016, In : Marijuana Non-profit 
Humboldt criminal lawyers are preparing for a career change with cannabis becoming legal in California. As a civil and business attorney for 12 years, it is alarming to see all the rookie mistakes being made. 



Some cultivators with sizable operations are being advised to form non-profits. This could be disastrous. The State of California is no longer playing dumb. The State realizes most marijuana businesses are for-profit. AB 266 and proposition 64 both recognize cannabis businesses are for-p...
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Convictions now required to seize cash or property from criminal suspects

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : Civil Forfeiture 

Law enforcement officials across California will no longer be able to share in the proceeds of most cash and property seizures unless there is a criminal conviction resulting from the case, under a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The legislation, authored by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, represents a significant win for civil-right advocates, who have complained for years that the law gives police and sheriff agencies a financial incentive to seize cash and other assets.

“Wh...


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"Fuck It" Reporter to Face 24 Years in Prison

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Saturday, October 1, 2016, In : Charlo Greene 

Although reporter turned marijuana advocate Charlo Greene launched into infamy a couple of years ago when she said “Fuck it, I quit” during her final newscast on Alaska’s KTVA, very few people are aware that she is currently at risk of being sent to prison for the next two decades for “misconduct involving a controlled substance.”

Greene could have avoided prosecution by properly incorporating which should cost a couple hundred dollars at most. Green was apparently too busy meeting w...


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California farmworker overtime bill signed by Jerry Brown

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, In : Agriculture 

Gov. Jerry Brown, a onetime champion of farmworker causes whose relationship with farm labor appeared to fray in recent years, signed legislation Monday granting agricultural workers the same right to overtime pay as other Californians.

The bill’s enactment marked a major victory for the United Farm Workers union – and a setback for industry interests – six years after Brown’s predecessor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, vetoed a similar bill.

Brown, a fourth-term Democrat, signed Assem...


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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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Why is Humboldt Based Wild Planet Foods being sued?

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Sunday, April 10, 2016, In : Class Actions 

A consumer in California has sued Humboldt County based Wild Planet Foods for allegedly under-filling its cans of tuna, the second lawsuit of its kind, reports Legalnewsline.com. Heney Shihad filed a class action lawsuit on March 25 in US District Court for the Northern District of California Eureka Division, alleging breach of express and implied warranties, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and violations of California's Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law. Wild Planet Foods i...


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Trinity Lake Water Release Long Overdue

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Saturday, January 3, 2015,

The Interior Department has finally decided to honor a contract made with Humboldt in 1955 to release 50,000 acre-feet of water from Trinity Lake for local use. For decades, the economic power of Central Valley farmers have prevented the release of water we own, water crucial for salmon survival. The water was withheld in violation of the law because Central Valley farmers hired hundreds of lobbyists to convince the Federal government to steal our water. 

For the first time in decades, the Fed...


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Humboldt GMO Band and Grafting Plants

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Saturday, November 29, 2014,
Several farmers have approached me asking if Measure P the GMO ban will prevent them from grafting plants to make hybrids. It's an important question because any contract to sale GMO plants would be considered void in Humboldt after the passage of Measure P. People have been grafting to create hybrid plants for thousands of years. Every modern day fruit tree is the result of several generations of grafting.  

Measure P defines Genetic Engineering as:

“Genetic engineering” means altering or ...

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