Christina Tabacco

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Federal Agencies Propose New Regulatory Definition for “Habitat” Under the Endangered Species Act

On July 31, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposed a revised definition of the term “habitat,” as used in “critical habitat” designations under the Endangered Species...

Court Partly Dismisses Claims in Twitter Advertising Bot Case

A Northern District of California judge has partially dismissed a case accusing Twitter, Inc. of violating California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) for misleading an advertising customer. DotStrategy, Co. brought the UCL misrepresentation claim against the...

California Non-Profit Sues Calif. Department of Transportation For Failing to Remove “Transients” Adjacent to River

Via a July 31 complaint in the Eastern District of California, the Stewards of the Mokelumne River, a California non-profit public interest group, sued the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) and its director, Toks Omishakin....

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill Limiting Corporate Use of Biometrics

According to a press release posted by Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-Ore.) office on Tuesday, he and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have introduced a bill that would “ban private companies from harvesting or profiting from consumers...

Court Holds that Nintendo Did Not Infringe on Patent for Gaming Controller

In a July 30 order granting the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, Western District of Washington Judge Ricardo S. Martinez found that Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Nintendo of America Inc. (collectively Nintendo) did not infringe...

California Fiberglass Plant Sued for Clean Air Act Violations

Plaintiffs Association of Irritated Residents, San Joaquin Raptor/Wildlife Rescue Center, Central Valley Safe Environment Network, and Protect Our Water filed a civil complaint on Friday against CertainTeed, LLC for declaratory and injunctive relief and penalties...