Ken Strickland-Garcia

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EPA Clean Water Rule to go Into Effect in August

On June 1, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule providing guidance on the project certification process under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). According to an EPA press release,...

Cannabis Growth Not a Protectable Property Interest, Rules Fed. Judge

The Eastern District of Washington published an order Tuesday following a legal claim brought by a cannabis farmer, known as “Grandpa Bud”, that alleged the defendant, Chelan County in Washington State, violated constitutional substantive and...

Court Reverses Marijuana Fire Insurance Ruling

On May 26, the California Court of Appeals published an opinion in Mosley v. Pac. Specialty Ins. Co., concerning substantive issues of contract interpretation for fire insurance policies. The insured, a homeowner with a fire...

CBD Regulation Case Stayed Pending Rulemaking

On May 22, the Central District of California issued an order concerning legal action “relating to the marketing and sale of cannabidiol (CBD) products.” The case originated with a suit against a California corporation that...

Truck Drivers Sue US Foods over Labor Practices

On May 20, Alex Guerrero and Manuel Antonio Rios sued US Foods Inc. in the California Central District Court under allegations that the defendant violated California labor laws. The plaintiffs, two long-distance delivery drivers,...

Government Defends Actions in River Preservation Case

On May 18, the Bureau of Reclamation and National Marine Fisheries Service filed a brief in the Northern District of California opposing the Yurok Tribe, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, and Institute for...