Treesitters Sue Timber Company For Tresspass

 
Pacific Lumber Promises Proof of Ownership Will Be Presented To Judge Quentin Kopp On Tuesday.

Eureka, CA - Former treesitters have branched out in their lawsuit against Pacific Lumber (PL), adding an unusual twist to the case with new challenges to the controversial Northern California timber company. Dueling allegations of trespass will be brought before the court in a hearing on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 9:00 am at the Eureka courthouse. Hearing location is Courtroom 10.

The court will also consider whether to issue a protective order on controversial footage from hidden cameras mounted in the helmets of treesit "extractors" hired by PL to forcibly remove activists from the high branches of ancient redwoods marked for cut. Activist defendants have been denied access to the footage and allege invasion of privacy based on the presence of the hidden "head cams."

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