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151 F.3d 1139 *; 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 13140 **; 98 Cal. Daily Op. Service 4710
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EX REL., SEQUOIA ORANGE COMPANY; LISLE BABCOCK, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. BAIRD-NEECE PACKING CORPORATION; SUNKIST GROWERS INC.; SUNLAND PACKING HOUSE COMPANY; SAN JOAQUIN CITRUS; BAKER BROTHERS SUNKIST PACKING HOUSE; DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE, Clayton Yeutter, Secretary of Agriculture; JACK PARNELL, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; JOANN SMITH, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture; DAN HALEY, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service; KAWEAH CITRUS ASSOCIATION; OXNARD LEMON COMPANY; EDWARD MADIGAN, Secretary of Agriculture; MISSION CITRUS COMPANY; VENTURA PACIFIC COMPANY; SATICOY LEMON ASSOCIATION; DOLE CITRUS, a California corporation aka Blue Goose Growers, Inc., dba Central Valley Citrus; STRATHMORE PACKING HOUSE COMPANY; MILLWOOD PACKING INC.; BLUE BANNER COMPANY INC.; VENTURA COUNTY FRUIT GROWERS, INC.; LIMONERA COMPANY, Defendants-Appellees.
Subsequent History: [**1] Certiorari Denied January 11, 1999, Reported at: 1999 U.S. LEXIS 105.
Prior History: Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. D.C. No. CV-88-00566-OWW, 89-00002-OWW, 89-00050-OWW, 91-00194-OWW, 91-00195-OWW, 91-00196-OWW, 91-00197-OWW, 93-05016-OWW, 94-05287-OWW, 94-05288-OWW, 94-05289-OWW, 94-05290-OWW, 94-05291-OWW. Oliver W. Wanger, District Judge, Presiding.
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