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October 20, 2014

Drakes Bay Oyster Company reaches settlement

Earlier this year the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s appeal of whether it could challenge the Interior Department’s refusal to renew its permit in federal court.  Since that decision, the oyster farm has ceased retail sales on site, and recently completed a settlement agreement that allows it to continu ...

June 30, 2014

US Supreme Court declines to hear Drakes Bay Oyster Company appeal

Pacific Legal Foundation is very disappointed that the court declined to hear this very important case.  For now, Americans in certain parts of the country will remain subject to second class citizenship, because the federal courts are closed to them when federal agencies terminate their permits and licenses, even when those actions destroy jobs ...

January 15, 2014

Drakes Bay Oyster Company to seek relief at United States Supreme Court

Late yesterday, after the Ninth Circuit denied its petition for rehearing, Drakes Bay Oyster Company announced in a statement that it will seek relief in the United States Supreme Court.  The oyster farm is fighting for survival after the Department of the Interior refused to renew a permit that the farm needs to remain in ...

January 14, 2014

Ninth circuit denies rehearing in oyster farm case

This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s petition for rehearing, and issued an amended opinion in the case which once again upholds the trial court’s decision to deny the oyster farm an injunction which would prevent the closure of the farm. The oyster farm will have to consider its ...

December 05, 2013

If you like your oyster farm, you can keep it

Until the Secretary of the Interior decides that your coastal business is worth more to the public dead than alive. Frequent Liberty Blog readers are familiar with our coverage of Drake’s Bay Oyster Company, in its legal battle to renew the permits it needs to remain in business on Drakes Estero within Point Reyes National ...

May 14, 2013

Ninth circuit hears argument on whether interior secretary is above the law

Today, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Drakes Bay Oyster Company presents its case for enjoining the Secretary of the Interior and the National Park Service from destroying its business before its legal claims can even be heard in court.  You can follow my live tweet from today's oral argument on twitter @TonyFrancoisEsq, #SaveDBOC, ...

May 07, 2013

Drakes Bay Oyster Company showdown with federal government in Ninth Circuit next Tuesday

Next Tuesday, Drakes Bay Oyster Company will face the most important hearing to date in its battle for survival with the federal government, which has illegally denied the Oyster Company a renewed permit to operate within Point Reyes National Seashore.  You can read more of the background of their fight here or by listening to ...

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