September 18, 2018. Law360
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The Eastern District of California, Judge Nunley, ruled that a Honduran company, Beneficio de Arroz Choloma, S.A. (Bachosa), and its husband and wife owners, Sady Andonie (Andonie) and Joyce Jarufe (Jarufe), cannot be forced to litigate in California. Judge Nunley issued his Order late last week.