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Examples of lawsuits by companies against defenders

Sierra Leone environmentalist fights contempt charges in High Court, Farmland Grab, 9 Nov 2019

USA: Energy Transfer sues BankTrack, Greenpeace & others for allegedly disseminating false information about Dakota Access Pipeline, Aug 2017

Canada: Taseko Mines' libel lawsuit against critics of gold-copper mine to be considered on appeal after judge calls it a strategic lawsuit against public participation, Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun (Canada), 3 Jun 2017

So. Africa: MRC subsidiary sues two NGO attorneys and a community activist for alleged defamation; NGO says will resist attempts by the company to intimidate them, Centre for Environmental Rights, May 2017

Myanmar and Thai NGOs support 'Nation' reporter hit by suit for 'defaming' mining firm, Nation (Myanmar), May 2017

Honduras: DESA files defamation lawsuit against women's rights NGO over its representative's statements on the killing of Berta Cáceres, Mar 2017

ACLU Lawsuit Forces Landfill Company to Agree to Free Speech and Environmental Protections, Carolyn Fortuna, Planetsave (USA), 10 Feb 2017

Reports and statements on lawsuits filed by Natural Fruit against researcher and activist Andy Hall for alleged defamation

Hinatuan Mining sues Philippine Misereor Partnership for libel over reports on environmental issues around its operations, Joe Torres, Catholic News Asia, Jun 2016

French court hears defamation lawsuit brought by Vinci against Sherpa NGO after it alleged forced labour in Qatar, Sherpa, Jun 2016

Mitre Sports sue HBO over a report linking it to child labour in India, US jury cleared HBO of libel claims, 2015

Angola: Journalist Rafael Marques faces defamation charges over work exposing abuses in diamond industry, 2015

Magaliesberg watchdog 'slapped' by miner, Fiona Macleod, Mail & Guardian (So. Africa), Jun 2011

India: CSR Asia commentary on defamation lawsuit brought by Fibres & Fabrics & its subsidiary Jeans Knit against two European NGOs, Aug 2007