Olympia Food Co-op fights lawsuit over boycott of Israeli goods

Nov 04, 11

“The legal team representing the Olympia Food Co-op is asking a judge in Olympia, Washington to throw out a lawsuit against the co-op because, according to Maria LaHood, a Senior Staff Attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, the suit is “an effort to silence the Co-op’s principled stand on Israel’s human rights violations.” The Co-op’s motion calls the suit a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) suit, which are illegal in 26 states including Washington.”

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