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Oct 2017 Newsletter — Case of Government Subsidies

Oct 2017 Newsletter — Case of Government Subsidies

In a recent case, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld a multi-million dollar verdict against an Alabama timber processing company when several wood dealers filed suit claiming they were cheated into accepting lower prices based on a promise of participation in a federal subsidy program. In the initial jury trial, the defendants were awarded $1,092,692.71 in … Continue reading Oct 2017 Newsletter — Case of Government Subsidies

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Sep 2017 – Poaching for Musical Instruments

Sep 2017 – Poaching for Musical Instruments

I recently came across an old article about four thieves who have been accused of stealing $800k in wood from Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington (Feds: ‘Music wood’ poachers targeted Washington old growth maples, Levi Pulkkinen, SeattlePI, Wednesday, August 5, 2015). I’ve summarized the case below. It reminded me that not all timber theft … Continue reading Sep 2017 – Poaching for Musical Instruments

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July 2017 News — Stealing Palmetto Berries

July 2017 News — Stealing Palmetto Berries

As if poachers, tree thieves, trespassers and drug makers weren’t enough to worry about, now landowners (especially in Florida) must worry about berry pickers. Palmetto berries are becoming a big business in Florida. Since 1994, when federal laws were relaxed, processed saw palmetto berries have become one of the nation’s top-selling dietary supplements. Europeans have … Continue reading July 2017 News — Stealing Palmetto Berries

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May 2017 News — Tips for Cyber Security

May 2017 News — Tips for Cyber Security

Although I’m certainly not a cyber-security expert, with the massive cyber attacks happening today I thought I would do a little online research and create a list of some practical ways to help users protect themselves against hacking and other computer disasters. The organizations and businesses that have been hacked just keep piling up. There’s … Continue reading May 2017 News — Tips for Cyber Security

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