Oregon Homeowner Drops RICO Suit Over Pot Farm Stench

Law360 (May 22, 2020, 5:57 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal court has ended a homeowner's long-running racketeering suit over marijuana farm odors after the last of more than 220 original defendants were dismissed from the case, which named scores of entities tied to a single grower.

The one-line order Thursday closed the book on a protracted court battle that roped in more than 80 cannabis companies and their representatives. The handful of defendants who refused to settle proclaimed victory over what they described as a frivolous shakedown.

"This certainly feels like a win for the industry," an attorney for the defendants, Alex Tinker of Tonkon Torp LLP, told...

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