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Oil industry counter suit wasn’t meant as retaliation

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The leader of the California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA) said a cross-complaint filed against youth groups and local South L.A. and Wilmington organizations is not retaliatory. Instead, he said, it is a response to a settlement reached between environmentalist groups and the city of Los Angeles without CIPA’s input. Lawsuits that Read More…

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L.A. groups ask court to strike ‘retaliatory’ suit

LOS ANGELES —An oil industry lawsuit against youth and activist groups in South Los Angeles and Wilmington is “a classic example of a retaliatory strategic lawsuit against public participation” that violates California law, according to a special motion filed by attorneys for South Los Angeles youth group. The motion was filed on behalf of the Read More…