Category: Civil

Maui anti-GMO Law is Dead


A federal appeals court effectively killed Maui’s voter-approved moratorium on use of genetically engineered crops on Friday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling that the Maui County GE ban is superseded by state…

Garbage Hauler Loses Defamation Claim


A California appeals court has expanded the First Amendment protections to a private consultant, over defamation claims against him in a report for a garbage hauling company that allegedly defamed a competitor. The First District Court of Appeal threw out a…