Emily Ashcraft

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ANALYTICS: Environmental Matters Over the Last Two Years

Environmental lawsuits, frequently spearheaded by advocacy organizations trying to protect the enjoyment of wildlife and endangered animals, are filed fairly consistently in federal court according to Docket Alarm analytics. The data shows that filings under...

JBS Reaches Settlement in Pork Antitrust Lawsuit

Judge John R. Tunheim of the Minnesota District Court filed an Order on Wednesday granting  preliminary approval to a $24.5 million settlement between JBS and members of the direct purchaser class in a putative class-action...

Toyota Settles Clean Air Act Claims, Agrees to Pay $180M

Toyota agreed to pay $180 million to settle claims that the company violated Clean Air Act (CAA) reporting requirements for decades, according to a report the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released on Thursday....

Court Rules in Favor of Canada on Motion to Dismiss in Cherry Tree Patent Suit

On Wednesday, an Eastern District of Washington judge ruled not to dismiss patent claims Canada filed against fruit tree companies and cherry tree growers. Canada claimed that the Glory Tree breached the patent owned by...

Former Michigan Governor Pleads Not Guilty to Flint Water Crisis Charges

On Thursday, former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder pleaded not guilty to two counts of willful neglect of duty relating to the 2014 Flint Water Crisis. The arraignment on the charges occurred on Thursday morning, Snyder...

FDA Announces Seizure of E-Cigarettes Breaching the Tobacco Control Act

On Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that working with United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), it seized 33,681 units of e-cigarettes at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in over 42...