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E-M:/ Alpena Environmental Activist Wins Against SLAPP Action

Enviro-Mich message from asagady@sojourn.com

John Smigelski of Alpena MI called to say that Alpena
County Circuit Judge John Kowalski today  has dismissed the 
bogus "stalking" complaint made against him.

Smigelski is the activist in the Huron Environmental 
Activist League that went out daily to videotape 
any environmental violations at the hazardous waste
burning Lafarge Cement Plant in Alpena and safety
problems with railroad transportation of hazardous

The stalking complaint against Mr. Smigelski was brought by 
a Mr. Ronald T. Donokowski, a brakeman for the 
Lake State Rail Road.    Mr. Donokowski was represented
by the lawyer for Lake State Rail Road, Flint Attorney Thomas A Conley.
Lake State Rail Road is partially owned by Lafarge Corporation.

Smigelski will be seeking an award of attorney fees and 
damages against Donokowski for filing a frivolous lawsuit
which was intended to harass the Alpena area activist
for his environmental activism.

Alex J. Sagady & Associates        Email:  asagady@sojourn.com
Environmental Consulting and Database Systems
PO Box 39  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039  
(517) 332-6971 (voice); (517) 332-8987 (fax)

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