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Alleged marijuana damage to grapes ruled plausible

September 05, 2019

The vineyard has plausibly claimed under RICO that it's suffered a "concrete financial loss" because a customer canceled an order over fears the grapes were contaminated with the smell of marijuana, the judge said. "The customer's concerns, whether valid or invalid, arose directly from the proximity of defendants' marijuana-grow operation," Brown wrote in the 20-page opinion.