Intolerance for criticism. A penchant for bully lawsuits. Indifference toward the First Amendment. Blaming others for problems he created. No, I am not referring to Donald Trump, but to the proponent of a lawsuit that predates the U.S. election. It is a lawsuit with so many themes in common with Donald Trump’s worldview and tactics that it seems like an offspring of our dark election.
Using a law designed to prosecute organized crime, Resolute Forest Products has filed a lawsuit against Stand.earth and Greenpeace. Add your voice to the letter calling for this lawsuit to be dropped.
Coalition of 75+ Organizations in the U.S. & Canada Stand up Against Intimidation Lawsuit Filed by Trump Law Firm
One of the things I love the most about working at Stand.earth is that we go toe to toe challenging some of the world’s largest companies to do better, to stop destroying forests, to address climate change, to not put people and our planet at risk. This is never comfortable – not for us taking on companies that have more revenue in a few hours than we fundraise in a full year. And it’s not comfortable for the companies we take on – who often want to do the right thing but have simply not prioritized it.
Bellingham, WA – In May, 2016 Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP), Canada’s largest logging company, hired Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman to silence Stand.earth, Greenpeace and individuals who work at both organizations with a frivolous intimidation lawsuit in U.S. federal court.