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Last month, Randle issued a cease-and-desist letter demanding the commission stop using her name or likeness to promote the official commemoration.
TENSIONS ERUPT IN TULSA AS CITY COMMEMORATES 1921 RACE MASSACREDENEEN L. BROWNMAY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In late April, the city issued a cease-and-desist notice to JOCO, which the company ignored.
JOCO ALLOWED TO CONTINUE EBIKE OPERATIONS AS NYC LAWSUIT PLAYS OUTREBECCA BELLANMAY 6, 2021TECHCRUNCH
The team has served 32 cease-and-desist orders in Carlsbad since December, Reyes said.
HOW CARLSBAD RESTAURANTS BECAME GROUND ZERO FOR CORONAVIRUS DEFIANCEKAYLA JIMENEZ AND SARA LIBBYJANUARY 19, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The Jews flocked from all parts to assist in the work; but the combined forces were obliged to desist from the attempt.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
She even threatens to strike the bell, when the Count de Carojac appears, and warns his rival to desist.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PLAYBRONSON HOWARD
But Warren begged him to desist, confident as he was that any further attempt would result in ill to them.
THE YOUNG RANCHERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
And Friedrich did desist, in that direction, poor youth; but tried it the more in others.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
But these clowns would not desist; they even added jeers and threats of violence if she did not leave the place.
STORIES OF HEROIC DEEDS FOR BOYS AND GIRLSJAMES JOHONNOT
After resetting their line the victors could not clear their front, for the baffled assailants would not desist.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
Moreover, he showed such abject fear when taken out to have his hair cut that we had to desist and let him keep his curls.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
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