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California Sportfishing Protection Alliance v. Nor-Cal Beverage Co. Inc.

United States District Court, E.D. California

March 7, 2014

CALIFORNIA SPORTFISHING PROTECTION ALLIANCE, a non-profit corporation, Plaintiff,
v.
NOR-CAL BEVERAGE CO. INC., a California corporation, JASON GRAVIET, and PAUL OREBAUGH, Defendants.

ANDREW L. PACKARD, LAURIE A. MIKKELSEN, Law Offices of Andrew L. Packard, Petaluma, CA. Attorneys for Plaintiff CALIFORNIA SPORTFISHING PROTECTION ALLIANCE

KRONICK MOSCOVITZ TIEDEMANN & GIRARD Eric Robinson, Attorneys for Defendants NOR-CAL BEVERAGE CO. INC., JASON

STIPULATION TO DISMISS PLAINTIFF'S CLAIMS WITH PREJUDICE; ORDER GRANTING DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE [FRCP 41(a)(2)]

JOHN A. MENDEZ, District Judge.

Plaintiff California Sportfishing Protection Alliance ("CSPA") and Defendants in the above-captioned action, stipulate as follows:

WHEREAS, on or about March 4, 2013, CSPA provided Defendants with a Notice of Violations and Intent to File Suit ("60-Day Notice Letter") under Section 505 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act ("Act" or "Clean Water Act"), 33 U.S.C. § 1365;

WHEREAS, on May 8, 2013, CSPA filed its Complaint against Defendants in this Court, and said Complaint incorporated by reference all of the allegations contained in CSPA's 60-Day Notice Letter;

WHEREAS, CSPA and Defendants, through their authorized representatives and without either adjudication of CSPA's claims or admission by Defendants of any alleged violation or other wrongdoing, have chosen to resolve in full by way of settlement the allegations of CSPA as set forth in CSPA's 60-Day Notice Letter and Complaint, thereby avoiding the costs and uncertainties of further litigation. A copy of the Parties' proposed consent agreement ("Consent Agreement") entered into by and between CSPA and Defendants is attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated by reference;

WHEREAS, CSPA has submitted the Consent Agreement via certified mail, return receipt requested, to the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice ("the agencies") and the 45-day review period set forth at 40 C.F.R. § 135.5 has now expired;

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED and agreed to by and between the Parties that CSPA's claims, as set forth in its 60-Day Notice Letter and Complaint, be dismissed with prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(2). The Parties respectfully request an order from this Court dismissing such claims with prejudice. In accordance with Paragraph 18 of the Consent Agreement, the Parties also request that this Court retain and have jurisdiction over the Parties through January 1, 2016, for the sole purpose of resolving any disputes between the Parties with respect to enforcement of any provision of the Consent Agreement.

ORDER

Good cause appearing, and the Parties having stipulated and agreed,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff California Sportfishing Protection Alliance's claims against Defendants NOR-CAL BEVERAGE CO. INC., JASON GRAVIET, and PAUL OREBAUGH, as set forth in CSPA's 60-Day Notice Letter and Complaint, are hereby dismissed with prejudice, each side to bear their own attorney fees and costs, except as provided for by the terms of the accompanying Consent Agreement.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court shall retain and have jurisdiction over the Parties with respect to disputes arising under the Consent Agreement attached to the Parties' Stipulation to Dismiss as Exhibit A until January 1, 2016.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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