challenged the practice of having different rules for breweries and brewpubs under both the Equal Protection Act and the Commerce Clause.
19 ruling, Judge Ponsor wrote, "Gleason was merely engaging in routine and competent police work in following up on rumors, eventually borne out, that Plantiffs
had marijuana at this home.
The law's enactment "effectively changed the rules of the game while the game was in progress," he said, noting that when the plantiffs
filed suit in 2003, it was not foreseeable that they might be liable for attorney fees.
We need to expand legal rights beyond humans," she says, adding that the law as currently written refuses animals legal standing, but also makes it nearly impossible for human plantiffs
to have standing on their behalf.
intend to seek an order certifying the proceeding as a national class action in Saskatchewan.
For example, if the lawsuit targets the administration of an environmental program, it will be enough to show that plantiffs
are deprived of the program's valuable benefits.
However, ensuring that experts add persuasive authonrity to the plantiffs
case, rather than just adding costs or (worse yet) boring or alienating the jury, is one of the trial attorney's most difficult tasks.
Thus far, the "named" plantiffs
in the class action suit include Saugusbank, Saugus, Mass.
The Court denied the motion seeking this relief, stating the relief requested by the Plantiffs
was "drastic, unnecessary and could detrimentally effect the (other Partners of Silver Star)".