President's weekly report — September 18, 2015

September 18, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Tort reform — Washington State clouds employment law The Washington Supreme Court issued a trio of decisions expanding exceptions to “at-will” employment, essentially making the tort of wrongful discharge available even in cases where perfectly adequate statutory remedies exist to remedy allegedly nefarious employer conduct.  PLF ...


President's weekly report — September 4, 2015

September 04, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Endangered Species Act:  Delist the Kangaroo Rat The federal government’s intransigence when it comes to delisting recovering species reveals both the government’s disregard for the rule of law and the underlying real goal of so much environmental legislation: to restrict development and impede human endeavor.  Representing the Rivers ...


PLF sues feds for failure to respond to Kangaroo Rat ESA petition

September 02, 2015 | By CHRIS KIESER

Last November – on behalf of our clients the Riverside County Farm Bureau and the Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy, and Reliability (CESAR) – PLF submitted a petition asking the United States Fish & Wildlife Service to delist the Stephens’ kangaroo rat from protected status under the Endangered Species Act. We based ...


Update on the kangaroo rat victory


Author:  Damien M. Schiff I reported earlier this week on PLF's victory in our k-rat case.  Today's Riverside Press-Enterprise has this article on the settlement.  Below, I give a brief background of the case and its impact. … ...