Resolute sued Greenpeace in federal court in Georgia (S.D. Ga.,
Augusta division) for counts including five separate racketeering
violations, defamation, tortious interference with business relations,
and trademark dilution. Greenpeace filed motions to dismiss and to
strike in early September, emphasizing the application of Georgia's
amended anti-SLAPP statute in federal court and Resolute's attempt to
"masquerade" what is really a defamation claim as a violation of the
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"). The
Reporters Committee and other amici argued first that Resolute cannot be
permitted to circumvent the First Amendment by disguising a defamation
claim as a RICO violation. Resolute attempted to silence and penalize
speech about a matter of public concern, which, if upheld, would
undoubtedly cause a chilling effect on speech.
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?
If you think it's
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Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study
on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true
happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important
lessons learned from the study as well as some practical,
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