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UPDATED: Jury awards $7.6MM in wrongful death lawsuit involving Washington apple delivery

- General News
A Los Angeles jury awarded $7.619 million to the family of a man who died from the injuries he sustained after a collision between his pickup truck and a tractor trailer that had stopped in the middle of a state highway in Washington while attempting to making an unsafe left turn.

AppHarvest investors file class action lawsuit after losses

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The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired AppHarvest, Inc. securities between May 17, 2021 and August 10, 2021, inclusive.

California fruit broker pleads guilty to crop insurance fraud

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California Central Valley fruit broker Ralph Hackett pleaded guilty August 9 to aiding and abetting mail fraud and agreed to pay $650,000 in criminal restitution for helping another individual submit a fraudulent crop insurance claim for table grapes.

Albertsons faces lawsuit stemming from fatal truck crash and ELD violations

- Retail
The families of three Air Force service members killed in a 2018 truck crash have filed for punitive damages against Albertsons Companies, Krujex Freight Transportation Corp. (KFTC), Penhall Company, and Specialty Construction Supply Company for their roles in causing the fatal accident.

AgroFresh reaches patent infringement settlement with Decco Post-Harvest

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AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a global leader in produce freshness solutions, today announced the company has reached a settlement in its ongoing litigation against Decco Post-Harvest, Inc. and Decco’s parent company, UPL Limited.

Justice Department responds on behalf of USDA in organic lawsuit

- General News
The Coalition for Sustainable Organics (CSO) is heartened by the initial response of the Department of Justice to defend organic growers’ rights to incorporate appropriate and legitimate growing techniques in their organic operations.

Suppliers allege $750K in losses in PACA trust claim

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About 20 produce suppliers have an order granting a PACA trust claims procedure against Rain Forest Produce, Inc., Los Angeles, with claims of more than $750,000.

Suppliers allege $750K in losses in PACA trust claim

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About twenty produce suppliers have an order granting a PACA trust claims procedure against Rain Forest Produce, Inc. BB #:288753 Los Angeles, with claims of more than $750,000.

UPDATED: Freight broker TQL faces lawsuit, backlash after data breach

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A lawsuit charges that Total Quality Logistics had a massive data breach that has allegedly harmed thousands of people. The company is also dealing with backlash from layoffs due to lost business during the pandemic.

Coalition for Sustainable Organics responds to hydroponic lawsuit

- General News

SAN DIEGO, CA March 3, 2020 – The Coalition for Sustainable Organics (CSO) is saddened by …