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Bryant Family Vineyards tries last ditch legal ploy to keep consultant’s case in California – Updated Nov. 1

This is a 10/31/19 UPDATE to: Bryant Family Vineyards case against financial consultant booted out of San Francisco, transferred to NY   Attorneys for Bryant Family Vineyards played their last cards in a last ditch attempt to keep their lawsuit against consultant Lauren Ridenhour from being transferred to New York.   The Bryant attorneys have […]

Bryant Family Vineyards case against financial consultant booted out of San Francisco court, transferred to NY

  Lauren Ridenhour, a former financial consultant to Donald I. Bryant Jr., and his wife, Bettina Sulser Bryant has been granted her request to have a contract dispute moved from San Francisco Federal District Court to New York federal court where Ridenhour is suing the Bryants.   The rest of this 494-word article and full court […]

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Fire updates: Kincade Fire grows to 21,900 acres, 5% containment

Late breaking news will be added here Latest news: Kincade Fire grows to 21,900 acres in Sonoma County

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Kunde, VWE sue insurance carriers over failure to pay for 2017 smoke taint fire damage.

Kunde Enterprises, Inc. and Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. (VWE) have filed a joint lawsuit that seeks to compel nine insurance companies to reimburse them for approximately $20 million in smoke taint damages resulting from the 2017 October 2017 wildfires in Northern California.   Kunde Enterprises is the owner of Kunde Family Winery in Kenwood. VWE, […]

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Bryant Family Vineyards court adversaries make an issue out of court coverage by Wine Industry Insight

The attorney for Lauren Ridenhour, the financial consultant who claims that Bryant Family Vineyards wrongly terminated her services, has filed a letter with the San Francisco U.S. District Court alleging that Wine Industry Insight’s articles are evidence that Bryant Family Winery’s attorneys are engaged in a  Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP). Bryant Family Winery’s […]

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Why Bryant Wine’s San Fran lawsuit vs consultant could get SLAPP-ed down

Other articles in this series: Sulser Bryant sues to silence the whistleblower who once saved her $3 million Sulser Bryant’s imaginary media conspiracy Bryant Winery lawyer issues wandering letter filled with vague unsubstantiated claims and asks for a retraction. (Rejected) NOTE: This three-part update is based primarily on new court filings and judicial decisions.   […]

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Sulser Bryant’s imaginary media conspiracy

Other articles in this series: Sulser Bryant sues to silence the whistleblower who once saved her $3 million SLAPP Shot? How Sulser Bryant’s San Francisco lawsuit against her former financial consultant may violate state law Bryant Winery lawyer issues wandering letter filled with vague unsubstantiated claims and asks for a retraction. (Rejected) NOTE: This three-part […]

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Sulser Bryant sues to silence the whistleblower who once saved her $3 million

Other articles in this series: Sulser Bryant sues to silence the whistleblower who once saved her $3 million SLAPP Shot? How Sulser Bryant’s San Francisco lawsuit against her former financial consultant may violate state law Bryant Winery lawyer issues wandering letter filled with vague unsubstantiated claims and asks for a retraction. (Rejected) NOTE: This three-part […]

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Wine Institute gets almost $1 million increase from U.S. Market Assistance Program (falls one place overall); Northwest wine finally included

The California Wine Institute received an increase of nearly $1 million in FY2019 funding from the USDA’s Market Assistance program despite falling one place in the overall recipient rank. In addition, the Northwest Wine Coalition made its first appearance placing 36th overall, but #2 in alcoholic beverage recipients. Sources: USDA MAP Funding Allocations – FY […]

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Calif ABC tries to sneak through a big new bureaucracy: Deconstructing the failure to disclose or inform

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has launched a major initiative without proper notice to the public or the industry according to San Francisco Attorney John Hinman.   In addition, a Wine Industry Insight examination of archived ABC web sites could not locate  any mention of LEAD during archive.org site captures for the month […]

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