DC Court Dumps Greenpeace Spy Suit Against Dow, Sasol

Law360, New York (August 21, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A D.C. appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court's dismissal of a suit brought by Greenpeace Inc. alleging The Dow Chemical Co. and Sasol North America Inc. stole confidential records about its environmental campaigns, saying the group couldn't show the companies invaded its privacy.

A three-judge panel found a D.C. court didn't err in dismissing Greenpeace's claims of invasion of privacy, trespass and conversion of its confidential information over allegations the companies engaged in unlawful corporate espionage to try to undermine the group, ruling that the claims lacked essential elements.

"Whatever view may be taken of the allegations made by...

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