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

October 31, 2019

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 asked the San Francisco Federal […]

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

October 30, 2019

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. Ridenhour had asked the San Francisco court either to dismiss the […]

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

October 18, 2019

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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SLAPP Shot? How Sulser Bryant’s San Francisco lawsuit against her former financial consultant may violate state law

October 14, 2019

Other articles in this new, three-part series: Sulser Bryant’s imaginary conspiracy Sulser Bryant sues to silence the whistleblower who once saved her $3 million NOTE: This three-part update is based primarily on new court filings and judicial decisions. The accuracy, context and content of these articles are improved because our previous coverage prompted multiple knowledgeable […]

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Sulser Bryant’s imaginary conspiracy

Other articles to be published in this new, three-part 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 NOTE: This three-part update is based primarily on new court filings and judicial decisions. The […]

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

October 8, 2019

Other articles to be published in this new, three-part series: SLAPP Shot? How Sulser Bryant’s curiously redundant San Francisco lawsuit against her former financial consultant may violate state law Embarrassment appears to have forced Sulser Bryant to blame her San Francisco lawsuit on a Wine Industry Insight conspiracy?clumsy conspiracy theory worthy of a vaudeville pratfall […]

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Ridenhour and Bryant litigation court documents

  Ridenhour complaint-032219 Ridenhour complaint-Amended-042219 Ridenhour complaint-Amended-Exhibit-042219 Response to defendant srequest for premotion conference-060619 Bryant-V-Ridenhour-Complaint- 073019 Bryant-V-Ridenhour-Complaint-Exhibita-073019 Second amended complaint-Ridenhour-073119 Complaint amended-Exhibita-073119 Complaint amended-Exhibitb-073119 Complaint amended-Exhibitc-073119 Complaint amended-Exhibitd-073119 Complaint amended-Exhibite-073119 Declaration Of Bettina Sulser Bryant In Support Of Plaintiff’s Ex Parte Application For (1) Temporary Restraining Order And (2) Order To Show Cause Regarding Preliminary […]

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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

September 25, 2019

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. Full Excel Spreadsheets are available for Premium […]

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Jeff Hill likely to escape punishment for major wine scam

September 18, 2019

Jeffry Hill is the mastermind of one of the largest wine and grape fraud cases to hit Napa Valley… Hill Wine Co Rushing Toward Liquidation Security Of Grower Liens Uncertain In Hill Winery Bankruptcy Confused Hill Wine Co Chapter 11 Stumbles Forward Hill Wine Co Bankruptcy Snares Big Names, Big Time …but is unlikely ever […]

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Napa County winery visits appear to exceed legal use permit allowances

September 12, 2019

In 2018, 3.85 million people visited Napa County. Each of them visited an average of 3.7 wineries according to survey research conducted by Destination Analysts on behalf of Visit Napa Valley. That makes for an estimated 14.25 million winery visits. However, Napa County Use Permit data indicates that the number of verifiable permitted visits tops […]

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