Aug 15, 2018

National Grange Again Victorious in the Eastern District of California

California Grange Summary Judgement

On August 13, 2018, Judge Shubb of the Eastern District of California awarded sweeping relief to SGR client the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (the “Grange”), the nation’s oldest agricultural fraternal organization.  For years, California has been the epicenter of a heated battle between the Grange and the former leader of its chartered California chapter. The court’s award of summary judgment, the latest of a string of victories in favor of the Grange, confirms that the history and goodwill of the California State Grange, as well as copyrighted content produced by the organization, is the intellectual… Read more


Mar 29, 2018

SGR Client National Grange Successful in Trademark Infringement Case

National Grange

In March 2013, The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (“National Grange”) brought an action for trademark infringement and unfair competition against the California Guild (“California Guild”), previously trading as the California State Grange. On July 14, 2015, the District Court for the Eastern District of California granted the National Grange’s Motion for Summary Judgment, and the final judgment was entered on September 30, 2015. Then, on August 20, 2016, the District Court granted the National Grange’s motion for attorneys’ fees, and on September 12, 2016, the District Court ordered the California Guild to pay $144,715.70 in… Read more


Mar 14, 2017

Order Granting Motion for Assignment Order for National Grange

Gavel on Judge Bench

SGR has secured another victory for client the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (“National Grange”) that will significantly advance its collection efforts for a $144,715.70 attorney fee award owed by the California Guild. On March 9, 2017, Judge Shubb of the Eastern District of California granted the National Grange’s Motion for Assignment Order, holding that that membership dues owed by the Guild’s 83 local chapters and loan repayments from four local chapters are to be paid directly to the National Grange to satisfy the attorney fee award. The basis of the National Grange’s attorney fee award… Read more