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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

GreenPeace: Federal Court Dismisses Racketeering Case Against Greenpeace

Federal Court Dismisses Racketeering Case Against Greenpeace
SAN FRANCISCO, 16 October 2017 -- Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed all claims in the controversial case that major logging company Resolute Forest Products [2] filed against Greenpeace Inc., Greenpeace Fund, and Greenpeace International, Stand.earth and individual defendants, including claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act. The court's decision sends a clear message to corporations that attacks on core democratic values like freedom of speech and legitimate advocacy on issues of public interest will not be tolerated. District Judge Jon S. Tigar wrote in his order dismissing the case that "the...
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