In August, 2017 Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) – which is building the Dakota Access Pipeline – filed a USD$900 million lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota alleging violations of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and other claims against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace, Inc., Greenpeace Fund, Inc., Banktrack, and the movement Earth First!
This case is the second Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) filed by the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres against Greenpeace entities.
Click here for more information about the case between ETP and Greenpeace.
Click here for more information about the case between ETP and BankTrack. In July 2018, the court dismissed the claims against BankTrack, issuing a strong rebuke to ETP and to Kasowitz’s “dangerously broad” interpretation of the RICO statute.
Click here for more information about the case between ETP and the Earth First! movement.