Damien Riehl

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Ruling Favors Coalition of Washington Tribes in Fishing Grounds Dispute

A federal court in Washington state has held that the court’s nearly 50-year-old ruling on tribal fishing grounds was ambiguous, and the tribe is prohibited from using those fishing grounds. The disputed area is...

Plaintiffs Appeal Summary Judgment in Breach-of-Contract Suit Over Puerto Rican Soda Coco Rico

On Thursday, Plaintiffs involved with Puerto Rican soda brand Coco Rico appealed the Southern District of New York’s dismissal of its breach-of-contract claims against the company’s purchasers. At issue on appeal the district court’s grant...

Ranch Sues Bureau of Land Management Over Elimination of Land Grazing

On Wednesday, the Oregon ranch company Cahill Ranches sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the bureau’s decision to eliminate grazing in a pasture in Oregon. The suit argues that the BLM’s decision to...

Minnesota Appeals Dismissal of Federal Suit About Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has appealed the District of Minnesota’s sua sponte dismissal of its federal lawsuit seeking declaratory judgment regarding the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and its tribal-court lawsuit over...

SEC Sues Beverage Company Alleging Investment Fraud

On Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission sued California company SHE Beverage Company, Inc. — and its principals personally — alleging that the company’s fundraising violated SEC laws and regulations, constituting fraud. The suit, which...

Class Action Against Over Mac & Cheese and Phthalates Transferred to N.D. Illinois

On Friday, a putative class action against Kraft over the alleged presence of phthalates in its Kraft Macaroni & Cheese products was transferred from the Northern District of California to the Northern District of Illinois...