Category Archives: Other Lawsuits
Is Canada “a pedophile’s paradise?” Appeal court cuts child molester’s ‘unduly long and harsh’ sentence (too short to begin with given the lasting harms inflicted to children!) in half.
Appeal court cuts child molester’s ‘unduly long and harsh’ sentence in half by The Canadian Press, February 19, 2018, The Calgary Herald ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — An appeal court has dramatically reduced a five-year jail term [which, given the lasting harms … Continue reading
Snooping by then Steve Harper gov’t: Cindy Blackstock says the 189 gov’t staff monitoring her Facebook activity found no other motive because there was none. “They were trying to find ‘other motives’ so they could get the case thrown out on frivolous and vexatious grounds.” The Harper gov’t failed.
Compare to Ernst: Labels given to Ernst by authorities/NGOs since she began speaking out about Encana’s, AER’s and Alberta Environment’s contaminated water cover-up and law violations: That “crazy lady” at Rosebud (by Encana’s licenced land agents, media, politicians and the … Continue reading
Trump administration sued for failing to release Gulf of Mexico frac records. Administration quietly issued more than 1,700 waivers of offshore drilling safety rules adopted after deadly 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Lawsuits in USA testing “attribution science.” Researchers can link weather events to emissions and companies responsible. “This body of literature…tells us that dangerous climate change is upon us, and people are suffering and dying…and it’s going to get worse.” For any potential uncertainty about climate attribution, there’s at least one truth that should override the rest: Fossil fuel companies “were aware decades ago what trouble climate change would be.”
The new science fossil fuel companies fear, Researchers can now link weather events to emissions – and to the companies responsible. A string of lawsuits is about to give “attribution science” a real-life test by Zack Colman, Oct 22, 2019, … Continue reading
Know my Name. A Memoir. Chanel Miller. Horrific Sexual Assault. “Rape is rape.” Another Judge Protecting the Rapist. Magnificent Courage. Magnificent Writing.
You Know Emily Doe’s Story. Now Learn Her Name by Concepción de León, Sept 24, 2019, New York Times For four years, the woman whose Stanford University sexual assault case caused a public outcry, has been known only as “Emily Doe.” … Continue reading
Whose Milkshake is Whose?: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Considers Whether the Rule of Capture Applies to Hydraulic Fracturing by Tony Guerino II Litigation Attorney and Elizabeth E. Klingensmith, October 8, 2019, National Law Review The Rule of Capture has been a … Continue reading
Lawsuit Targets Feds’ Failure to Consider Colorado Fracking’s Climate Harm. “And despite several court decisions making it clear that this failure is illegal, the BLM continues to allow oil and gas leasing to go forward without considering the climate impacts.”
Pennsylvania: Grant Township vs DEP legal battle over drilling & frac’ing waste water continues. “The waste contains radioactive material and unknown chemicals. The regulations are failing our people.”
Legal battle continues over drilling and fracking wastewater well by Don Hopey, Oct 5, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Grant Township, a tiny, rolling swath of rural Indiana County, doesn’t trust the state Department of Environmental Protection to protect the water wells … Continue reading
Violation of court order in Trans Mountain appeal ‘attack on the rule of law,’ judge says. Rule of Law in Caveman Canada? What Rule of Law? Oh Ya! For the Rich! Oh Ya! Industry’s! Oh Ya! Law-violating politicians’! Oh Ya! Charter-violating regulators! Oh Ya! Protecting rapists and pedophiles while re-victimizing victims making how many boners under the bench?
Even Canadian judges and Justice Ministers are speaking publicly on the severity of the problem: 2015: Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley: ordinary Albertans “can’t afford legal services anymore.” Canada’s Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin: people falling through the cracks, “We all … Continue reading
BC Tap Water Alliance Press Release: Blueberry River First Nations vs Govt BC Trial Evidence Says: 91 percent of Blueberry territory lands are within 500 m of an industrial disturbance, primarily oil and gas.
Beaver Lake Cree Nation 11 year-old, first oil & gas industry cumulative effects case to be sent to trial wins advance costs motion. Court ordered *each* of Beaver Lake, Alberta and Canada to contribute $300,000 *a year* until case concludes. $1.5 Million in legal fees spent so far, 6 years ago judge ruled case deserves trial but *still* no date set. How on earth is an ordinary non First Nations civil litigant to afford such massive costs and loss of life time trying to “access justice” for the public interest, our drinking water?
Beaver Lake Cree Nation Awarded Advanced Costs to Continue Treaty Infringement Case by Blair Feltmate, October 1st, 2019, JFK Law Corporation On September 30, 2019, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench awarded advanced costs to Beaver Lake Cree Nation (Beaver Lake), represented … Continue reading
We cannot insist that sexual assault survivors ‘go public’ by Emma Phillips, Sept 25, 2019, The Globe and Mail [But humans must insist that gag orders used by corporations to cover-up their crimes, pollution and harms, and ordered by judges … Continue reading
In first for energy industry, Freeport-McMoRan to settle Louisiana lawsuits aimed at restoring coast, $100 Billion nightmare
In first for energy industry, Freeport-McMoRan to settle Louisiana lawsuits aimed at restoring coast by Tyler Bridges with contributions by Mark Schleifstein, Sept 26, 2019, NOLA.com Lawyers representing coastal Louisiana parishes have negotiated their first settlement with one of the … Continue reading
The Ruling: https://decisions.fct-cf.gc.ca/fc-cf/decisions/en/item/421977/index.do British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Alberta (Attorney General) Court (s) Database Federal Court Decisions Date 2019-09-24 Neutral citation 2019 FC 1195 File numbers T-982-19 ‘We’re going to continue to fight’: Alberta’s turn off the taps legislation blocked … Continue reading
How many Canadian judges work from the bench for the oil and gas industry, even American corporations, violating civil Canadians’ Charter rights? Justice Kenneth Affleck clearly coddles Trans Mountain
Violating civil Canadians’ Charter rights because the Supreme Court of Canada pissed on our Charter in Ernst vs AER, paving the way for other judges to piss on it too? Damaging the Charter: Ernst vs Alberta Energy Regulator by Lorne … Continue reading
“Hey look Ma!! Racists won!!” Ontario Law Society’s Statement of Principles (SOP) abolished by dinosaurs. “Shows how corrupt our legal (definitely not justice!) system is. May all White supremacists rot in hell.” … “It is from this circus of clowns we choose our judges, and it shows in our injustice system.”
The Nation’s Top State Courts Face a Crisis of Legitimacy, Judges on state supreme courts don’t reflect the diversity of their communities July 23, 2019, New York Times Studies of federal courts found that when a female justice or a justice … Continue reading
Colombia’s top administrative court keeps frac moratorium. “The measure that proposed giving an open road to the exercise of fracking has been defeated while it is decided whether its regulation is legal or not”
Colombia court maintains moratorium on fracking by Julia Symmes Cobb, September 10, 2019, Reuters BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s top administrative court maintained a temporary moratorium on the use of fracking on Tuesday, stymieing potential pilot projects amid ongoing arguments in … Continue reading
Do you want fairness, equality, diversity, inclusion in Canada’s legal profession? In 2019, 85% of the legal profession in USA is white and mostly male. No wonder so many sexual assault victims are re-victimized in court by judges and known convicted pedophiles are granted licence to practice law! No wonder our environment is underrepresented and unjustly served with vile demented gag orders.
How badly white and male is the legal profession in Canada? How many lawyers work at Alberta’s (AER) and Canada’s energy regulators (CER)? Cartoon from Justice D W Perras Report on EUB’s 2007 “repulsive” spying scandal EUB (Energy Utilities Board) … Continue reading
Pennsylvania’s criminal investigation of frac harm cover-upper DEP: AG Josh Shapiro seeking investigative grand jurors from seven counties. How does one get criminal investigation into Encana illegally frac’ing a community’s drinking water aquifers with AER & Alberta govt covering it up, and bullying and shaming the harmed families?
Award-winning documentary “Triple Divide [Redacted]” hand selected for 2019 Oil Valley Film Festival Fracking documentary “Triple Divide [Redacted]” calls for criminal investigation of the Pennsylvania DEP. “For years, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has suppressed, withheld and covered up … Continue reading
Former med student sentenced to three years and nine months for raping sleeping woman by Yolande Cole, August 28, 2019, Calgary Herald A former medical student has been sentenced to three years and nine months of incarceration for the sexual assault … Continue reading
Louisiana Desoto Parish, Frac’ing Haynesville Shale Problems: Gas eruptions; methane, ethane and benzene in aquifer and drinking water
Natural gas, water problems bubble to the surface in DeSoto Parish by Vickie Welborn and Jeff Beimfohr, Oct 11, 2018, KTBS A pond on C.L. Bryant’s property in Grand Cane was found bubbling on Oct. 29, 2017. Natural gas from … Continue reading
“But there was nothing I could do, though. I was just a little kid.” $11-million lawsuit says Alberta foster care system failed to stop horrific abuse: Convicted sex offender allowed to live with minors while in a position of trust
It’s not just Alberta’s foster care system failing our children, the Law Society of Ontario is too, and how many others across Canada? Once-imprisoned lawyer (for child pornography) one step closer to getting his licence to practise law in Ontario, … Continue reading
How is settle and gag a “big win” for anyone but the human rights violating company eager to reopen their mine?
Big win for foreign plaintiffs as Pan American settles Guatemala mine case, The cost of litigating these cases can make them prohibitively expensive to bring, so there’s unlikely to be a flood of similar litigation in the future by Gabriel … Continue reading
Fabulous! Campaign for an inclusive legal profession in Ontario starts at www.demandinclusion.ca. “Because white supremacy will not roll over and die.” – Kris @GPLLP
Access the campaign at https://twitter.com/DemandInclusion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demandinclusion/ … Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demandinclusion/ … Website: https://demandinclusion.wordpress.com/ (Public Education page in progress to provide facts and refute the position of the STOP SOP slate.) What is happening in the legal profession? In 2016, the Law Society … Continue reading
Victoria state Court of Appeal in 2-1 ruling rejected Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of unanimous jury verdict finding him guilty of sexually abusing children
Australian court upholds sex abuse convictions of Cardinal George Pell, Pell is most senior Catholic to have been found guilty of sexually abusing children by The Associated Press with files from Reuters, Aug 20, 2019, CBC News An Australian court … Continue reading
“Justice” system loves a good cover-up? Parents of Rocky View public school district student strangled by non-breakaway lanyard (donated by a corporation), settle lawsuit, keep dollar amount secret. Media seeks gag opened; Alberta court slams the door shut to ensure others filing lawsuits settle ‘n gag too, knowingly keeping the public (and our children) in harms away.
Refer first to: Confidentiality Agreements, The Problem: Confidentiality agreements in lawsuit settlements can be harmful, even deadly, to the public The prevalence of confidentiality or secrecy agreements is perhaps one of the least discussed and most fundamental problems with our … Continue reading
“Unconscionably Unjust!” “Beyond the Pale!” Legal gag at it’s most vile: Protecting known multimillionaire pedophile Epstein and entire network, aided & abetted by? Lawyers! “Non-prosecution deal” gave Epstein and his pedophile ring immunity from all federal charges. How many churches & law societies? Will lawyers & judges hammer out another humdinger of a gag to make sure the world never finds out?
Jeffrey Epstein’s death: 4 unanswered questions, From the sex trafficking investigation to victims’ compensation, the story is far from over by Steven D’Souza with files from Associated Press, August 13, 2019, CBC News Jeffrey Epstein’s death may close the book … Continue reading
In “clean” Canada you say? Teck’s new profit-sucking, “let it dry,” wait for rain – lots of it, dust suppression toxic waste dumping technique?
Acid spills in Trail, B.C., began years earlier than first believed, FOI documents reveal, 700 vehicles believed to have been written off because of acid damage by Bob Keating, August 6, 2019, CBC News Freedom of Information documents reveal sulphuric … Continue reading
Nasty! Canadian courts describing “individuals as exhibiting ‘vexatious-style’ behavior without formally designating them as a vexatious litigant.” Is that how Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella gets away with ruling AER found Ernst to be “vexatious litigant” when evidence proves AER found Ernst to be a “criminal,” 7 years later, a terrorist – all without charges, evidence, trial or due process? With AG Jody Wilson-Raybould saying & doing nothing about Canada’s top judicial farce?
Labels given to Ernst by authorities/NGOs since she began speaking out about Encana’s, AER’s and Alberta Environment’s contaminated water cover-up and law violations: That “crazy lady” at Rosebud (by Encana’s licenced land agents, media, politicians and the regulators); Judged a … Continue reading
Abuse of Faith, 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms; ‘Awful, awful trauma’ – Southern Baptist church members, leaders react to sexual abuse findings
Survivors of clergy sex abuse said Monday that the cover-ups were “just as bad, if not worse” than the crimes themselves, as the Vatican prepares for a conference on sex abuse. Watch clip at link Abuse of Faith, 20 years, … Continue reading
All the world’s not a stage, it’s a pedophile ring! Is Rod MacLeod’s ungagged legal victory against basilian pedophile priest why catholic/extreme right white lawyers took over Ontario’s law society a year later? To keep vatican’s Pedophile Ring & “Silent Shuffle” busy? Jury was blunt: “Put children in harm’s way – grossly negligent. … Betrayal of trust with the community.” Meanwhile in Australia, the ultimate court-ordered gag order betrays the public’s trust
When will AER be punished for its relentless, Charter-violating abuses to Albertans harmed by the oil and gas industry, and worse, for AER teaching their abusive techniques to regulators globally? How a sexual assault victim’s lawsuit set a precedent that … Continue reading
“Law Society of Ontario taken over by ‘right-wing, fundamentalist religious zealots?'” Taken over by the catholic church to better protect and feed its sex-crazed, child-abusing “celibate” priests? Do white privileged people think loading up on religious self-righteousness and the church will hide the law society’s pedophilia? It’s not working.
Is Rod MacLeod’s ungagged legal victory against basilian pedophile priest why catholic/extreme right white lawyers took over Ontario’s law society a year later? To keep vatican’s Pedophile Ring & “Silent Shuffle” busy? Jury was blunt: “Put children in harm’s way … Continue reading
Law Society of Ontario a Pedophile Ring? Racism, misogyny *and* enabling sexual abuse of children? Ottawa lawyer, John David Coon, in custody for sex crimes against four-year old daughter of one of his clients. Law Society documents reveal they gave Coon licence to practise law despite knowing of his prior criminal conviction for sexually assaulting another child.
It gets more vile and demented. There’s another known convicted child sex offender the law society gave licence to: 2017: Once-imprisoned lawyer (for child pornography), Ronald Davidovic, one step closer to getting his licence to practise law in Ontario, Law … Continue reading
Rhode Island vs 21 Oil & Gas Companies: Judge William Smith characterized operations “leading to all kinds of displacement, death (extinctions, even), and destruction….Defendants understood the consequences of their activity decades ago…. But instead of sounding the alarm, Defendants went out of their way to becloud the emerging scientific consensus and further delay changes – however existentially necessary – that would in any way interfere with their multi-billion-dollar profits.”
The ruling: http://blogs2.law.columbia.edu/climate-change-litigation/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/case-documents/2019/20190722_docket-118-cv-00395_opinion-and-order.pdf Snap below from the ruling: Judge rules against oil companies to keep climate liability case in Rhode Island by Miranda Green, July 22, 2019, The Hill A federal judge ruled against multiple oil and gas companies Monday, … Continue reading
Recognizing multiple legal systems: Decolonizing our understandings of “The” Law with Val Napoleon, indigenous scholar and law professor, being reminded to never think of Canada legal system as “the only” legal system.
Thank you Helen, my amazing life-long friend, for introducing me to Val Napoleon’s work and her thought-provoking, wise and loving art. Art by Val Napoleon RECOGNIZING MULTIPLE LEGAL SYSTEMS: DECOLONIZING OUR UNDERSTANDINGS OF “THE” LAW WITH VAL NAPOLEON by Kaymi … Continue reading
The thing David Milgaard (wrongfully convicted for rape & murder) wants you to know: “This can happen to you. Either you or your children.”
‘Is it really 50 years?’ David Milgaard on justice, faith and freedom, In 1969, he was arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, and spent 23 years in prison as an innocent man. Today, David Milgaard talks about living in … Continue reading
Sept 11, 2019: Law Society of Ontario to resume human decency/inclusion (Statement of Principles, SOP) vs white supremacy (StopSOP) debate and hold ‘extraordinary meeting’ of the Board. What nastiness will StopSOP toss this time?
Ernst vs Encana’s lead lawyer, Murray Klippenstein, quit the lawsuit without warning because of the Law Society of Ontario’s Statement of Principles (SOP). Ernst is horrified she lost her legal representation because of racism. Cartoon below Rob Rogers: Ernst supports … Continue reading
Oil company Anadarko’s quick secret settlement with families in Firestone Colorado home explosion that killed two, injured two and damaged a neighbouring home later bought by Anadarko; Investigation found Anadarko guilty, not nature.
Compare Colorado regulator negligence with Alberta’s, both greedily putting lives and property at risk to enable more profits for oil and gas multinationals: Investigators say an accumulation of gases appears to have caused the explosion that destroyed the Rosebud Alberta … Continue reading
Supreme Court of Canada to consider whether corporations are protected against “cruel and unusual treatment/punishment” under Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Won’t that be something if the Supreme Court rules corporations are protected under the Charter but Ernst is not, ie the same court ruled Ernst cannot sue the AER for her valid claim of the regulator violating her Charter rights. … Continue reading
Isn’t it the job of a competent judge to keep order in the court? Why resort to abuse? People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters … Continue reading