August 8, 2022

Pullman-BLN

Legal With Effect

Weed people ‘SLAPPback’ at legislation agency for purpose in Roseburg lawsuit

A long lawful fight with quite a few twists and turns carries on to evolve as the H2o for Citizens of Weed California team has appealed a judge’s dismissal of their “SLAPPback” countersuit in opposition to a legislation agency that as soon as represented Roseburg Forest Solutions in a lawsuit against them.

Weed residents protest in front of Roseburg Forest Products' headquarters in Roseburg, Oregon in December of 2018.

WCWC alleges Roseburg’s (now dismissed) 2016 lawsuit towards them and 9 Weed people, afterwards dubbed the “Weed 9,” was a “SLAPP,” or Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. They have now taken the following move by suing the Sacramento regulation organization Churchill White and two of its guide lawyers in a “SLAPPback” accommodate that alleges they “acted with malice when they absurdly sued nine group elders … the working day immediately after they spoke at a town council meeting advocating that (Beaughan Springs) – their drinking drinking water supply – be saved,” said Lauren Regan, executive director of the Civil Liberties Protection Heart, which is symbolizing WCWC in the SLAPPback situation.