Ecology Center Sued for Campaign to Restrict Pharmaceutical
In 2006, the Ecology Center and other environmental organizations launched a campaign to urge the Michigan Legislature to restrict the use of the pharmaceutical lindane. In response, Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals sued the Ecology Center and two members of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics on claims of defamation, tortious interference with business, trade disparagement, and deceptive trade practices, and alleging more than $9.3 million in damages.
After two years of litigation, the case settled, with no money changing hands. The Ecology Center did agree to issue certain clarifications to statements on its website for fourteen days.
See Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. The National Pediculosis Association, (N.D. Ill. No. 08-C-1384 2008).
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