Jeff Hendrickson et al vs SB Certified Farmers etc et al

Case No.: 1414931    

Nature of Proceedings: Demurrer First Amend.Complt
Demurrer of Defendants to First Amended Complaint
Ruling:
For the reasons set forth herein, the demurrer of defendants Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, Inc., Molly Gean, and Samuel E. Edelman is sustained with leave to amend to plaintiffs’ first amended complaint and to each cause of action therein. Plaintiffs shall file and serve their second amended complaint on or before May 1, 2013.

Background:

This is an action brought under the Cartwright Act asserting claims that plaintiffs were improperly excluded from farmers markets.

Plaintiffs Jeff Hendrickson and Roxanne Renner dba Santa Rita Flower Farm (collectively, “Santa Rita”) run a small family-owned and operated certified organic farm located outside of Lompoc, California. (First Amended Complaint [“FAC”], ¶ 6.) Santa Rita grows numerous agricultural products including flowers, fruits and vegetables. (Ibid.)........