Calif. County Wants $77M Tribal Hemp Seizure Suit Tossed

Law360 (August 12, 2020, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A Northern California county has asked a federal judge to toss an amended lawsuit accusing its officials of improperly seizing $77 million in hemp from a Native American company, saying the hemp was entirely illegal.

San Joaquin County argued in Tuesday's motion to dismiss that the warrant used in the seizure was valid and that the company and its affiliates did not provide a factual basis about its alleged deficiencies. The county also argued that individuals named in the suit, including members of the Board of Supervisors, are immune from the litigation.

"The [third amended complaint] should be dismissed because while...

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