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Discovery Bay Man Sues Purina Alleging ‘Beneful’ Dog Food Sickened, Killed His Dogs

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A dog owner in Discovery Bay has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company’s dry dog food. 481 more words


Ninth Circuit Decides Redding Rancheria v. Jewell (Affirming Section 20 Regulations)

Here is the opinion. The court’s summary:

The panel affirmed the district court’s judgment in favor of the federal government insofar as it upheld the Secretary of the Interior’s denial of the application of Redding Rancheria (the Tribe) to operate multiple casinos on restored lands, and reversed in part and remanded to the agency for consideration of the Tribe’s proposal to close its existing Tribal gaming operation upon construction of a new facility.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Interactive Website Not Enough to Make Venue Proper If There Is No Evidence of Sales, Directed Advertising

Author: Eleanor B. Atkins

A California district court held that venue is not proper in a trademark case when there is no evidence a defendant has sold products or directed advertising to consumers in that district, despite having an interactive website capable of selling to consumers throughout the United States. 313 more words

Federal Cases

Big Lagoon En Banc Oral Argument Materials

Here is “Small Native American Tribe and U.S. Duke It Out at the 9th Circuit.”

This seems like a misleading headline since the tribe and Feds were on the same side. 18 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Ninth Circuit to Video Stream En banc Arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria Gaming Matter (Sept. 17, 2014)

Here is the news release. An excerpt:

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m., the court will hear oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria v.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher