Vineyard's RICO Suit Against Pot Farm Neighbor Can Proceed
Law360 (August 29, 2019, 8:24 PM EDT) -- An Oregon vineyard owner that claims a neighboring marijuana farm has diminished the vineyard’s value and the marketability of its grapes can proceed with its claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a federal court has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said in Tuesday’s order that McMinnville vineyard owner Momtazi Family LLC’s claims against its neighbors are plausible RICO claims because it has alleged concrete financial loss caused by alleged racketeering activity. The neighboring farm — which plans to produce marijuana under the brand name Yamhill Naturals, directed by Richard Wagner — is owned by Mary and...
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