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Patent Watch: Organic Seed Growers & Trade Ass'n v. Monsanto Co.

"[Where the court relies on a patent holder's] representations to defeat [jurisdiction over the declaratory judgment claims], those representations are binding as a matter of judicial estoppel [even in the absence of a...more

Recovering Attorney Fees in Crop Insurance Disputes with the Risk Management Agency: The Equal Access to Justice Act in NAD...

Agricultural Law Update - Volume 28, Number 4 - November 2011 Purchasers of federally reinsured crop insurance policies often find themselves at odds with the actions of the Risk Management Agency (the “RMA”), the arm of...more

New procedures for foreclosure on agister's liens By Jeff Todd and Andrew Long

Originally published in Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association - July 26, 2011 While the Oklahoma horse industry survived the recent economic decline fairly well, we are aware of many horse boarding and training...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC: The Oklahoma Livestock Owner’s Lien Act By Jeff Todd

Prior to November 2010, Eastern Livestock Company, LLC (“Eastern”) was one of the largest cattle brokerage companies in the United States. Eastern bought and resold cattle throughout the country under a variety of contractual...more

California Court of Appeal Holds Class Action Waiver in Commercial Contract Not Unconscionable

In Walnut Producers of California v. Diamond Foods, Inc., Case No. C060346 (August 16, 2010), the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District held that a class arbitration waiver in an agreement between walnut...more

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