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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Portland law firm Stoel Rives is working on behalf of Shell Oil against Greenpeace.

The case is reminiscent of another Portland law firm, Miller Nash, suing environmentalists for Japanese whale hunters.

Shell executives, fed up with disruption of Arctic Ocean drilling plans, chose powerhouse Stoel Rives to seek a restraining order blocking "reckless actions" by Greenpeace. 
The cases are unrelated, other than some legal commonalities and that they fall under the jurisdiction of the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The role of two Portland firms in similar cases is coincidental, other than what it may say about the national caliber of their attorneys. 
But the cases illustrate more aggressive tactics being taken internationally by corporate groups toward confrontational activists such as Greenpeace and the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. And they provide a glimpse of how law firms decide to take on clients unpopular with segments of the public.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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