Emily Ashcraft

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Monsanto Receives Lawsuit from DC Attorney General for Toxic Chemicals

DC Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company for making, promoting, and selling toxic chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls which they knew would harm residents of the District, pollute waterways, and kill...

Coalition Asks Congress for Rural Infrastructure Funds in COVID-19 Relief Package

The Rebuild Rural coalition sent a letter to the majority and minority leaders of both houses of Congress, asking that any future COVID-19 relief packages include funding for improved rural infrastructure. They say many rural...

Folgers Coffee Receives Lawsuit for Falsely Advertising Amounts in Coffee Canisters

A class action lawsuit was filed this week against The Folger Coffee Company for alleged deceptive advertising on its coffee canisters. They claim although the packaging advertises that it will make...

DoJ Asked by States to Investigate Cattle and Beef Industries

Eleven state attorneys general sent a letter to United States Attorney General William Barr asking him to address antitrust concerns in the meatpacking industry, alleging anticompetitive practices. Four beef processors control 80 percent of the...

Appeals Court Reverses Ruling on “100% Natural” Label Use on Oil Containing GMOs

The First Circuit reversed a district court decision in a class action case about Wesson Oil’s “100% Natural” label, ruling that the complaint sufficiently pled a claim for relief. In the underlying case, the...

Oregon Company Sues Counties for $2.5 Million After Hemp Seizure

An Oregon hemp business alleged in a complaint against two Oregon counties that over 5,000 pounds of legal hemp were taken from its warehouse and destroyed in a police search on April 22. The business...