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Canadian Forest Company Seeks Millions from Greenpeace in U.S. Courts

On May 31, 2016, Resolute Forest Products (RPS) sued environmental group Greenpeace in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. RPS claims Greenpeace violated federal racketeering, trademark, and defamation laws, as well as Georgia state law barring tortious interference with Resolute’s operations. Resolute claims Greenpeace’s six-year-old boycott campaign, titled “Resolute: Forest Destroyer (RFD),” falsely accuses RPS of destroying endangered forests and species,...

Federal Judge Rebukes White House for Misleading Response to FOIA Request

Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on May 9, the Obama administration had engaged in “bad faith” in its handling of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). CEI made its FOIA request to investigate assertions made by the White House about the existence of human-caused global warming. Mehta’s ruling is a victory for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which has long challenged the science behind...

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