October 18, 2017

Resolute vs Greenpeace: Defamation suit thrown out by California judge

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

A California judge dismissed Resolute Forest Products’ $300 million defamation law suit and racketeering case against Greenpeace. 

As detailed in a previous story, the company launched the action against Greenpeace and STAND for their smear campaign called "Resolute: Forest Destroyer".

The language used in the campaign accused Resolute of:

"...destroying endangered forests, operating in violation of law, causing the destruction of endangered species, risking a "caribou herd death spiral, and impoverishing the first nations of the boreal forest."

Resolute maintains none of this is true, spurring them to take legal action against Greenpeace.

It was great to finally see a resource company punching back but, according to the Canadian Press, California Judge Jon Tigar ruled Greenpeace's campaign "constituted the expression of opinion, or different viewpoints that are a vital part of our democracy."

How is that an opinion? Either they're decimating caribou in violation of the law, laying waste to the boreal forest, etc, or not! 

Watch as I explain why this might be a setback.

The ruling gives Resolute 21 days to amend its application and submit more supporting evidence, and that's exactly what the company plans to do.

Resolute has shown they have a backbone and a willingness to defend themselves, so let’s hope this inspires other companies to do the same.

In an ongoing case, Resolute is also suing Greenpeace Canada in another defamation suit for $7 million in Canadian court, while the US case is much larger at $300 million and is a RICO case.

Needless to say, should that decision go against Greenpeace, it would have wide-reaching and grave implications for their future.

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commented 2017-10-19 10:37:26 -0400
I have a copy of, “GREENPEACE III: Journey Into The Bomb”, 1978, David McTaggart with Robert Hunter.
Interesting read.
That was back when Greenpeace actually did good works…
What happened to them?
I hope someone can make some charges stick under RICO, or something, to slap these eco-terrorists to the curb with some common sense justice!

Considering the Obama/Clinton conspiracy with Russia, uranium, bribes and treason, here’s a story idea for THEREBEL:
Pierre Trudeau’s 1976 order in council forbidding the release of any information concerning its many under the table uranium deals, under pain of a fine and/or imprisonment! (see epilogue of above book)
Is the order still standing? This rotten can of worms needs to be opened up…
commented 2017-10-18 23:05:45 -0400
I hope all North American forest companies "chip"in and decimate Greenpeace and the other economy wreckers.
commented 2017-10-18 19:30:28 -0400
Green peace is also named in two other RICO complains. In the first complaint they are named along with about twenty other tree hugger eco terrorist outfits for hire, and a judge has already ruled that that case can proceed to trial. The case is scheduled to be heard some time in late spring of 2018.
commented 2017-10-18 16:46:58 -0400
WOW left wing judges sure make up the rules per the situation. I wonder if this judge will rule the same way when someone does not call some spoiled brat by their gender letter or whatever the hell it is?
commented 2017-10-18 15:41:47 -0400
Glad to hear Resolute is amending their suit and re-filing. I hope they take down the eco-fascists known as Greenpeace.