JOSE URENA, an individual, on behalf of himself & others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ALMOND GROWERS ASSN. & DOES 1-10., Defendants., No. 118CV00517LJOEPG, 2019 WL 2390042 (E.D. Cal. June 6, 2019)
Plaintiff Jose Urena, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, brings the instant class action suit against Defendant Central California Almond Growers Association, asserting a variety of causes of action under California and Federal Law generally concerning wages and meal and rest periods. In the instant motion to compel, Plaintiff seeks the contact information for the entire putative class of approximately 286 members, including those who have signed an arbitration agreement. For the reasons set forth herein, Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel was granted.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. United States Dep’t of Agric., No. 4:19-CV-04094-KES, 2019 WL 2394256 (D.S.D. June 6, 2019)
Plaintiff, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, moves for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction enjoining defendants, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, from any action that interferes with the Tribe’s hemp production. The Department of Agriculture and Secretary Perdue resist the motion. The motion for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction is denied.
Conservation Cong. v. United States Forest Serv., No. 17-16153, 2019 WL 2359434 (9th Cir. June 4, 2019)
On cross motions for summary judgment, the district court largely rejected appellant Conservation Congress’s claims that appellees United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) and the United States Forest Service (“USFS”) violated both the NationalEnvironmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) and the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) when approving “the Smokey Project”—a plan to administer fuel and vegetative treatments to further habitat and fire management goals in the Mendocino National Forest in Northern California. The district court initially issued a “Final Judgment” that ordered a limited remand for USFS to prepare a supplemental NEPAanalysis and enjoined the removal of trees in the project area having a diameter of 20 inches or greater. The district court subsequently issued an order granting appellee’s motion to amend the judgment and dissolve the injunction, which represents a final judgment over which the court has appellate jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291. The court affirms.
Joel S. Rabbe, et al., Appellants, v. Farmers State Bank of Trimont, et al., Respondents, Allen Kahler, et al., Respondents. Additional Party Names: Auctioneer Alley, Inc., Debra A. Rabbe, Dustyn Hartung, Jon E. Rabbe, Joyce L. Rabbe, Kevin Kahler, Kirsten C. Rabbe, Land Servs. Unlimited, Inc., Leah Hartung, Michael Mulder, Rabbe Farms LLP, Robert Connors, Ryan Kahler, No. A18-1845, 2019 WL 2416036 (Minn. Ct. App. June 10, 2019)
In this appeal after the entry of final judgment as to some but not all of the claims under Minn. R. Civ. P. 54.02, appellants argue that the district court erred by determining that their commercial grain-elevator properties are not “agricultural land” under Minn. Stat. § 500.245 (2018) and abused its discretion in denying appellants’ request to continue the dispositive motions so as to allow additional discovery. Appellants also challenge the district court’s conclusion that Minn. Stat. § 500.245 does not allow a private cause of action by preceding owners against a foreclosing lender and its agents for fraud.  The court affirmed