Greenpeace Wins Fees From Paper Co. In Defamation Suit

Law360 (April 23, 2020, 10:15 PM EDT) -- The environmental group Greenpeace is entitled to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney fees from Resolute Forest Products Inc. after escaping the majority of a lawsuit alleging racketeering and defamation in relation to an anti-logging campaign, a California federal court has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar granted the environmental group's bid for attorney fees in a Wednesday ruling that it is entitled to over $816,000 to cover legal bills incurred getting the bulk of Resolute's suit against it dismissed in January 2019 through a successful anti-SLAPP motion. Such actions are used to guard against lawsuits intended to...

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