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Cause of Action Executive Director Dan Epstein helped negotiate the deal and says the original charges against Black “certainly seemed excessive” and warns her case is a cautionary tale.


“Providing pro bono assistance to individuals like Nancy Black allows Cause of Action to fight back against overzealous and unfair prosecutions in order to preserve the rule of law and economic opportunities for all Americans,” Epstein said in a statement to “While we don’t understand why the federal government took aggressive actions against her, we hope Ms. Black will be able to quickly get back to her successful whale-watching business and her research.”