California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission Affirmed in Court’s Ruling

In June 2012, Ann M. Grottveit obtained a successful verdict from the Sacramento County Superior Court affirming the validity of the California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission.  Previously, in November 2010 the Commission had won summary judgment on Plaintiff’s free speech claim.  The remaining due process claims were tried in August 2011 and the Court found that “the statutes authorizing establishment of the Commission and its operations represent a valid exercise of the police power and that the ongoing activities of the Commission also have a real and substantial relationship to the public interest.”

The Commission’s mission is “to fund and support grape rootstock research for the enhancement of the California viticulture and grape nursery industry.”

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