by | September 24, 2014
Here are some one-click ways to get information or assistance:  Schedule a PEER Lawyer Consultation Alliance Members, list of organizations & volunteer lawyers Some Other Resources If you know of other resources we should display, please send along the URL to info@peer.org ...

Defamation/SLAPP Suits

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“Can I be sued for writing that?” There is no ironclad protection against someone filing a lawsuit, no matter how frivolous. In the context of science, corporations or business associations have threatened to sue for defamation (libel or slander), claiming that – False statements are ...


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“May your life be filled with lawyers” is an old Mexican curse but is a modern American affliction, especially for scientists. This section discusses situations where scientists face possible entanglement in litigation as potential expert witnesses. Based upon our casework, we have ...

Science Legal Resource Center

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  Legal Aid for Scientists Control of information often is the key to controlling outcomes.  For this reason, scientists working in public agencies and their findings are put under pressure or attack when the content of their work may have economic or political significance. The law ...

News Releases

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Wild Horses

by | September 22, 2014
Wild horses and burros in eleven Western states enjoy protection under the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971. Yet as grazing by domestic livestock continues through advancing drought and climate change, these feral ungulates—along with native wildlife—are feeling the pinch ...
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