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Last Post 18 Sep 2014 07:58 PM by SYLVESTER CULLEN. 4 Replies.
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EUGENE STRAINUser is Offline
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07 Sep 2014 02:30 PM
    Has anyone heard how the settlement case is going. Would be nice to get back in the water.
    ARTHUR WAUGHUser is Offline
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    08 Sep 2014 07:35 AM
    There is a thread on it in another section that is updated as information comes out.  IIRC another settlement meeting later this month.
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    08 Sep 2014 10:48 PM

    from what i see there is now 5 settlement hearings set. so we wait and keep supporting all those helping with this fight.

    SYLVESTER CULLENUser is Offline
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    16 Sep 2014 06:57 PM
    You'll most likely not hear anything from the GPAA directly. They have no lawyers in the fight, no lobbyists to protect the interests of their business. They donate money to the PLP to do the fighting and lawyering, rather than do any heavy lifting. GPAA is a BUSINESS, not a club. They're in it for the all-mighty dollar.
    It's no wonder that the industry is in the state it's in now.
    You should give your money directly to PLP rather than renew your membership with the GPAA. As far as claims go, there's plenty of open, unclaimed land to visit, that'll have more on it than anything GPAA has to offer, which are usually rented and have been turned over several times.
    Best info so far on the consolidated dredging cases is here: http://www.icmj.com/news-detail.php...e_hearings
    Additionally, the Rinehart case begins right about now, Ochoa is probably being a chicken-**** judge and has carefully scheduled the settlement hearings around the Rinehart case, awaiting it's outcome. Ochoa (obviously in my opinion) has political asparations, and he's getting a great deal of heat from his bosses in Sacramento as well as constitutional lawyers throughout the country. He DOES NOT want to make a decision - he wants it decided elsewhere, *or* he'll punt back up to the Feds, saying all options have been exhausted at the state level.

    Hey, Brandon, president of GPAA, why are you not here saying what I just did? Give us *your* opinion. Besides giving $ to the PLP what is GPAA corporate doing to ensure there is a favorable ruling, as to protect your business?



    SYLVESTER CULLENUser is Offline
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    18 Sep 2014 07:58 PM
    Typical. Figured I'd not see anything from GPAA HQ here.
    My membership lapses in two days. If GPAA wants to retain me as a member, leadership will need to do some serious reaching out, and needs to take on a much more activist role. The money has always been made on "mining the miners"..... this is what GPAA is all about.

    I'm giving you a chance to defend your business practices in a public way, and all there is, is silence.

    The usual business model applies. one happy customer will bring in one more customer. one unhappy customer will drive away 20 or more. Show me you care about your membership.

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