Tuesday January 22, 2019
U.S. federal court dismisses free speech lawsuit in full against Stand.earth; drops all racketeering claims
Traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone Lands (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — A federal court in California issued a landmark decision today in a free speech case with serious implications for the future of advocacy work in the United States.
District Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California had previously dismissed the entire case and ordered the logging company to pay defendants’ legal fees in October 2017. However, Resolute Forest Products decided to file a repackaged version of the same baseless claims three weeks later.