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ACBA Member Spotlight: Maureen Bessette

Maureen Bessette is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California. A former chief of the Oakland Branch Office, Maureen is responsible for prosecuting white collar cases including fraud, environmental crimes, and money-related criminal cases. 546 more words

Member Spotlight

Karuk Tribe Complaint against National Marine Fisheries Service

Here is the complaint in Karuk Tribe v. Stelle (N.D. Cal.):


An excerpt:

This is a civil action against the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) of the U.S.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

Northern District of California Finds Macy’s Heritage Marks Valid and Infringed

On February 1, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted summary judgment to Macy’s Inc. on its claim that Strategic Marks, LLC infringed eight trademarks related to department stores Macy’s no longer operates. 619 more words

Federal Cases

Tribal Challenge to Willits Bypass Project

Here is the complaint in Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California v. United States Dept. of Transportation (N.D. Cal.):


An excerpt:

Defendants in this case must not be allowed to destroy historic properties, cultural resources, and sacred sites to build the Willits Bypass Project.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher