A day after UCLA officials filed suit against a group of animal activists, a judge issued a restraining order prohibiting the groups and individuals who have been accused of targeting faculty involved in animal research from coming near those researchers, the Daily Bruin writes.
According to UCLA press releases, a number of researchers have been attacked or harassed since 2006. One professor had a molotov-cocktail-type device ignited at her home, which also was flooded when a garden hose was stuck through a broken window. Another faculty member was a victim of an attempted car bombing, and a package rigged with razor blades was mailed to another professor. The suit accuses these groups and individuals of "invading the privacy of researchers, causing emotional distress and interfering with business practices."
The activists in the case have called the "nonsensical lawsuit" an "obvious act of desperation."