Emily Ashcraft

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Petition for Certiorari in Cannabis Employment Law Case

A petition for a writ of certiorari before the Supreme Court of the United States requests that the Court examine whether federal employment laws apply to the marijuana industry. The petition, filed by Helix TCS,...

Canada Files Complaint Alleging Cherry Trees Violate Patent

A lawsuit was filed by the Canadian government against two fruit tree companies located in Washington state and Gordon Goodwin, a sweet cherry grower who patented the Glory Tree. The Glory Tree is allegedly the...

D.C., Maryland, Virginia Plan to Sue EPA for Not Enforcing Chesapeake Bay Pollution Plans

Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia sent a notice of intent to sue to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging that it has failed to keep Pennsylvania and New York accountable to the Watershed...

District Court Says Case Against Peanut Giants Will Continue

A court in the Eastern District of Virginia ruled against the dismissal of an antitrust complaint against two large peanut companies, nullifying their motions to dismiss. The court said in its opinion and order that...

Department of Justice Will Not Challenge Pork Euthanasia Plan

The Department of Justice (DOJ) told a hog farmers' association, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), in a letter that it will not challenge their proposal to euthanize surplus hogs resulting from the...

Administration Issues Executive Order to Promote Competition in Seafood

The Trump administration issued an executive order aimed at promoting competition and economic growth in the American seafood industry. The order says more effective aquaculture permits and fishery regulations, as well as a greater effort...