Up to $18,000 per protester arrested during mass arrests at IMF / World Bank protests

I thought I wasn’t seeing right when I got an email with the subject “Deadline nears to claim millions of dollars in mass arrest case.“ The Partnership for Civil Justice litigated for 10 years to finally achieve this victory.  It’s great to see the payments, but it’s even more important that changes were made to […]

Wiki: SLAPP suits defined and major cases

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_lawsuit_against_public_participation Strategic lawsuit against public participation From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia History The acronym was coined in the 1980s by University of Denver professors Penelope Canan and George W. Pring. The term was originally defined as “a lawsuit involving communications made to influence a governmental action or outcome, which resulted in a civil complaint or […]