Greenpeace victorious in federal court ruling dismissing SLAPP lawsuit

A federal district court in California ruled for Greenpeace and others in dismissing over 200 claims by a Canadian logging company  in a SLAPP lawsuit (strategic lawsuits against public participation) intended to silence protected speech. (EarthRights International, January 23, 2019, press release)

SLAPP and RICO, the law on racketeering, are often used by powerful companies to intimidate critics and deny them to right to protest. (Freedom of the Press Foundation, January 23, 2019, by Camille Fassett)