“Our decision to take the case is not at all an admission of the accusations made by the plaintiffs,” said Ronald Kaplan, President, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trex. “Trex denied any responsibility and we were fully prepared to defend our position. We firmly believe that we have imposed ourselves; However, we have agreed on terms that we believe will benefit both our consumers and Trex. This comparison allows our company to avoid further costly and time-consuming litigation and focus on providing quality products and services to consumers, while providing some relief to customers affected by these issues. The Black Hills Institute was represented by Santangelo Law Offices P.C., a law firm based in Fort Collins, Colorado, which negotiated copyright and other intellectual property matters, and the local law firm of Crist, Krogh & Nord LLC in Billings Montana. “You can`t hack T. rex`s copyright and not expect to be bitten,” joked Mr. Santangelo, the chief counsel in the case. “We protect our customers from imitators – and the fact that these are the most famous T. rex copies in history makes it absolutely critical to preventing fouls,” Santangelo said.
“We are pleased to have reached an amicable agreement with them.” Lane acknowledged that another theme, fossil sites and fossil collection, was another source of “disagreement” and “controversy,” much of which focused on access to fossils on private and public lands (Lane, 1989, 260). For him, scientific paleontologists were deeply divided on this issue of authority and access: “Some believe that collection restrictions are necessary, for all or part of the paleontological population. Others believe that no restrictions should be imposed on anyone” (Lane, 1989, 260). For example, invertebrate fossils, while scientifically significant, are often more common, making them much less controversial in terms of access to fossils. Conversely, vertebrate fossils, such as dinosaur fossils, are generally considered rarer, and therefore more desirable for their scientific, economic and social value. While Lane did not provide a clear explanation of the problems or remedies for this problem, he indicated what he sees as the first steps towards consensus within the Community. For Lane, the “ultimate solution” was “education” and not “authorization” (permit) for those who may or may not contribute to fossil research and study (Lane 1989, 260). Here he seemed eager to build some boundaries around paleontological practice, not necessarily to exclude people from participation, but to clarify the different individuals, efforts, and affairs that contributed to the paleontological community, and brought unique values and assumptions of authority. In October 2012, I contacted Trex`s after-sales service number and was surprised when I was informed that there was a class action for this specific issue. Your website contains more information than you would like to know more about this class action and the transaction: www.trex.com/legal/classactionsettlement.aspx The Black Hills Institute has studied and exposed Stan for 20 years and now offers him as part of a transaction agreement for sale.
Sue was also the subject of litigation which, in her case, resulted in the remains being returned to the owner of the land, where they were discovered, who put them up for auction. Depending on the conditions of the comparison, Trex will offer qualified applicants a one-time cash payment or the opportunity to obtain other facilities, including a discount certificate for its next-generation shelled products (Trex Transcend® and Trex Enhance®). This facilitation would be available to any legitimate consumer whose first-generation composite product has some degree of mold growth, color omission or color variation and meets certain other requirements, as provided for in the transaction agreement. . . .