Category Archives: Other Lawsuits

Nasty Nexen (subsidiary of Chinese state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp., or CNOOC Ltd) pleads not guilty in Long Lake tarsands explosion that killed two workers

Nexen pleads not guilty in Long Lake explosion that killed two workers by Canadian Press, March 14, 2018, Calgary Herald FORT MCMURRAY — Nexen Energy has pleaded not guilty to eight charges stemming from a fatal explosion at the company’s oilsands site … Continue reading

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Rule of law in Canada? Most unlikely, except to enable corporate abuse, greed & pollution; protect the rich, lying judges & lawyers, corrupt politicians & law violating regulators. Newfoundland and Labrador trying to jail journalist Justin Brake for doing his job, judge pathetically enables the abuse of process; Maureen Killoran, Encana lawyer in Ernst vs Encana, seeks outrageous injunction for Kinder Morgan, judge shows obvious bias for the company

Newfoundland and Labrador is trying to jail a journalist for doing his job, Justin Brake faces prison time for reporting from an Indigenous occupation by Ethan Cox, March 13, 2018, ricochet  A provincial court judge in Labrador ruled Monday that … Continue reading

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Alberta fails, again! Alberta’s criminal justice system gets failing grade, with most disproportionately high level of Indigenous incarceration of any jurisdiction in Canada. Alberta government’s response? The dog ate my homework

Criminal justice system in Alberta improving but not fast enough: report card, The province had a failing grade, with the most disproportionately high level of Indigenous incarceration of any jurisdiction in Canada by Catherine Griwkowsky, March 5, 2018, Edmonton Journal When it … Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s boasted frac quake mitigation failing, badly! More homes damaged by two 4.2M quakes Sunday NE of Enid; Court coddling oil companies causing quakes, leaving people plaintiffs dangling

Damage reported after earthquakes in Oklahoma by News9, Mar 05, 2018 BRECKENRIDGE, Okla. (AP) – Damage is being reported after two 4.2-magnitude earthquakes rattled northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quakes hit Sunday evening near the town of Breckenridge, … Continue reading

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Oh No! What will the judges drink? Frac Free Irish Whiskey? High levels of lead found in drinking water in Toronto Superior Court of Justice building, lead was found in excess of provincial health standards. No health standards for industry’s leaking methane contaminating buildings, cities, drinking water in Canada, even though it causes significant health harm & can blow you and your family up

High levels of lead found in drinking water at court building, At several locations in the 50-year-old Toronto Superior Court of Justice building, lead was found to be in excess of provincial standards by Betsy Powell, Mach 5, 2018, Toronto Star “There … Continue reading

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The Guardian in UK reports on Ristigouche Sud-Est’s legal win against Gastem: Tiny Canada town defeats oil firm in court fight over drinking water, Company sued Quebec village of 157 people after it created bylaw to protect its water

Tiny Canada town defeats oil firm in court fight over drinking water, Company sued Quebec township of 157 people after it created a no-drill zone, fearing for its water supply by Ashifa Kassam in Toronto, Mar 2018, The Guardian ‘We are relieved that … Continue reading

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Unbelievable! A Canadian judge with courage & integrity! Justice Nicole Tremblay ruled a municipality has right to protect its territory based on precautionary principle, but orders only half of tiny Quebec village’s legal fees reimbursed. Is that justice? After 4.5 years of legal stresses & waiting, Ristigouche Sud-Est wins! Gastem sued the community $1.5 Million for trying to protect drinking water

The ruling, dated February 28, 2018 Note that the Quebec court heard the trial over 9 days in September 2017 and ruled in only 5 months, on a much more complicated matter than the Ernst vs AER preliminary motion (not a … Continue reading

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3M, Minnesota settle water pollution claims for $850 million on day jury trial set to begin; State was seeking $5 billion, Company still faces at least 24 similar lawsuits filed in courts across U.S.

U of S professor denies suppressing toxic pollution research for 3M, Allegations against Prof. John Giesy contained in $850M legal case between State of Minnesota and 3M by Jason Warick, March 11, 2018, CBC News A globally-renowned University of Saskatchewan professor … Continue reading

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Another frac lawsuit bites the dust, Frac’d & contaminated aquifers for Pavillion Wyoming community not yet repaired: Jeff & Rhonda Locker settle with Encana & gag on their contaminated drinking water

Pavillion couple reach settlement with Encana on polluted water by Heather Richards, January 24, 2018, Casper Star-Tribune A Pavillion couple has reached a settlement with Encana Corp. over contaminated groundwater in the central Wyoming gas field where they live. The … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Supreme Court 8-0 Ruling, One Recusal: Oil companies can be sued when worker injured; Republican law giving oil companies legal immunity deemed unconstitutional

Too bad the Supreme Court of Canada justices that heard Ernst vs AER (and denied Ernst her guaranteed right to seek remedy for her valid claim of AER violating her Charter rights – ruling AER is legally immune even for … Continue reading

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Synergizing Canadian Courts Enabling Polluters: BC Judge gives Painted Pony Energy PR gift (makes the company look good by “giving” to NGOs) instead of ordering real punishment for killing migratory birds in frac fluid tank

Natural gas company fined after dead birds found floating in fracking fluid tank, 14 migratory birds were found dead in containment tank north of Fort St. John by The Canadian Press, with files from Andrew Kurjata, Jan 24, 2018, CBC News A natural gas … Continue reading

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Subsidiary of Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd. charged for explosion that killed 2 workers in Alberta in 2016; Nexen (blamed the workers) facing 8 charges under Occupational Health & Safety Act. How many charges will the court order as “donations” to enabling NGOs, propaganda group “Insider Education,” an arena, frac research, etc? Or will all the charges be dropped to keep China happy?

Nexen charged after explosion killed two workers in 2016, Charges have been laid against Nexen Energy ULC after two workers were killed in an explosion at the Nexen Long Lake site south of Fort McMurray by Claire Theobald with files from Vincent … Continue reading

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Outrageous frac company Cabot Oil & Gas Suing Victim of Its Own Pollution for Speaking Out, Pennsylvania resident Ray Kemble sued by the company that polluted his water

A Fracking Company Is Suing a Victim of Its Own Pollution for Speaking Out (Video), A Pennsylvania resident is being sued by the company that polluted his water by Hope Forpeace, AlterNet, January 10, 2018 Cabot Oil & Gas, a petroleum, natural gas … Continue reading

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Typical: Energy group Ineos files for judicial review of Scotland’s frac ban. But Scotland hasn’t legislated a ban yet, they only said they will ban it

Ineos launching legal challenge against SNP fracking ban, CHEMICALS giant Ineos is launching a legal challenge against the SNP’s fracking ban amid claims the move is “unlawful” and a “misuse of ministerial power” by Tom Martin, January 9, 2018, express.co.uk … … Continue reading

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Val Napoleon: Indigenous scholar, law professor at University of Victoria embraces disruption

Indigenous scholar Val Napoleon embraces disruption by Justine Hunter, January 1, 2018, The Globe and Mail In Indigenous stories, the Trickster Raven can be a benevolent transformer or a careless glutton, but almost always is depicted as a male. In Val … Continue reading

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No wonder Canada’s legal system slithers around in Hell: ‘Knees together’ ex-judge Robin Camp should be able to practise law again, his lawyer argues

Why is Alberta media giving so much attention to a fallen from grace ex judge that Harper made so powerful? Why no reporting on the recent 3.8M earthquake and others in the frac frenzy at Fox Creek? ’Knees together’ judge … Continue reading

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Must Read by Salma Hayek, Actor, Producer: Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too

Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too by Salma Hayek, December 12, 2017, The New York Times Read entire piece or click on headline image above … In reality, I was trying to save myself the challenge of explaining several things to … Continue reading

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Unprecedented yet far too late: 7 police agencies in Canada will let experts in sexual violence study uncensored case files on unfounded or inactive sexual assault investigations, “Right now, there is a bit of crisis across the country concerning victims’ confidence in the criminal justice system.” Surely they jest! “Justice” System? What “Justice?” There’s no confidence in Canada’s civil legal system either! Who’s going to investigate that?

RCMP to review 25,000 more sexual assault cases, National police force expands sexual assault review to all cases since 2015 where no charges laid by Alison Crawford, December 15, 2017, CBC News [It’s high time. Now, when are the RCMP going … Continue reading

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Federal Court judge finds Packers Plus fracking technology patent is invalid. Are Canadian judges trustworthy, given Canada’s fascism, thus industry, appoints them?

Federal Court judge finds Packers Plus fracking technology patent is invalid by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press, December 8, 2017, Financial Post CALGARY — A long-running dispute over a well completion technology that helped usher in the shale oil and gas boom … Continue reading

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Another frac harm lawsuit gags: Settlement reached between two Oklahoma oil and gas companies and Prague resident Sandra Ladra injured in 2011 earthquake

Settlement reached between two Oklahoma oil and gas companies and Prague resident injured in 2011 earthquake by Lili Zheng, October 20, 2017, Oklahoma’s News4 PRAGUE, Okla. — A settlement has been reached between two Oklahoma oil and gas companies and … Continue reading

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Jackboot Justice & Why are authorities and politicians terrified of b’nai brith? Premier Notley Injects Politics of Slander into Juridical Process. Big Win for U Lethbridge Prof Anthony Hall, Academic Tenure and Freedom of Expression

Big thumbs down in Hell to b’nai brith, Rachel Notley, Lethbridge Herald, U of Lethbridge Board of Governors and President Michael Mahon! Jackboots In The Canadian Academy. Freedom Of Expression And Inquiry Under Threat … Again. University of Lethbridge, Alberta … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada shows its bias against non First Nations Canadians, yet again. Court rules not OK for Yukon govt to violate a local planning agreement with First Nations, while ruling OK for AER to violate Canada’s top law in the country, The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (which protects all Canadians, not just First Nations)

Compare to the non ruling by the same court in Ernst vs AER, where the court knowingly defamed Ernst and allowed Alberta’s energy regulator (AER) to get away with violating Ernst’s Charter rights (her “valid” Charter claim was not quashed by … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Frac company EQT argues DEP’s ongoing penalties for frac waste water pit leaks are unreasonably excessive, go beyond what law allows

Fracking Company, DEP Spar Over Ongoing Civil Penalties for Pollution, Allowing the state Department of Environmental Protection to issue ongoing penalties against companies for the continued presence of pollutants in state waters would essentially give the agency an unlimited ability to … Continue reading

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Trudeau facing choice of new Supreme Court of Canada chief justice from Quebec (J Richard Wagner) or dark-horse (J Rosalie Abella) candidate, sources say

Trudeau facing choice of new chief justice from Quebec or dark-horse candidate, sources say by Sean Fine, November 21, 2017, The Globe and Mail Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a choice between the first francophone chief justice of the … Continue reading

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Disgraced ex-judge Robin Camp said he’s learned his lesson. Really? “Knees Together” Camp Accompanied Ezra Levant On Trip To Train UK Rebel Staff, Camp stood by his comments about sexual assault, ex-Rebel employees say

Contrite Robin Camp insists he’s ready to resume legal career as lawyer by Bill Kaufmann, November 14, 2017, Calgary Herald Saying he’s a changed man since questioning the conduct of a sexual-assault complainant, former judge Robin Camp said Tuesday he should … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada grants AER an appeal and shows its big oil bias again.

In AER vs Redwater, CAPP (Canada’s large oil and gas lobby group, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) sent correspondence to the Court supporting AER. The Court included it in the docket for AER‘s appeal. In Ernst vs AER, citizens … Continue reading

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Yukon, Peel Watershed: Upcoming (Lying) Supreme Court of Canada Ruling, First Nation Nacho Nyak Dun et al v. Govt of Yukon, May ‘Destroy the Faith’ in First Nations Treaties. “Canada’s legal system is flawed, because it ends up favoring resource extraction.”

Supreme Court of Canada Case Docket # 36779 Canada Legal Fight May ‘Destroy the Faith’ in First Nations Treaties by Dan Levinnov, November 5, 2017, New York Times OVER THE HART RIVER, Yukon Territory — The indigenous groups thought they … Continue reading

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November 9, 2017: Lying Supreme Court of Canada to release decision whether they will hear AER’s (Orphan Well) appeal against Redwater’s money snatcher

Supreme Court of Canada’s November 6, 2017 Press Release announcing they will release on November 9 their decision on whether to grant the AER a hearing or not. Docket The Supreme Court of Canada judges took only one month to … Continue reading

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Oklahoma: Pawnee Nation’s $400,000 Earthquake Damages Case Moves Forward

Pawnee Nation’s Earthquake Case Moves Forward by Scott Poynter, October 27, 2017, Poynter Law Group Earlier this year, the Pawnee Nation brought suit in tribal court against Cummings Oil and Eagle Road Oil for about $400,000 in earthquake damages caused … Continue reading

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Robin Mathews: From Harper to Trudeau, The Saga of Corruption in Canada Continues. False News. False Newsmakers. Untroubled Power. The Supreme Court of Canada publishes lies too

  The Israelization of governments, militaries and security forces means the Palestinianization of most of the rest of us.  Jeff Halper, Israeli anthropologist   From Harper to Trudeau, The Saga of Corruption in Canada Continues False News. False Newsmakers. Untroubled … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Gall! No wonder Canada’s legal system is broken! Ex-Judge “sex hurts & why didn’t you keep your knees together” Robin Camp seeks to practise law again in Alberta

[Review first: 2017 03 23: ‘This Hour Has 22 Minutes’ Sketch: “Judges: a danger to Canadian women” 2017 03 25: Oh Canada! Once-imprisoned lawyer (for child pornography) one step closer to getting his licence to practise law in Ontario, Two … Continue reading

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Syncrude facing new charges for deaths of 31 great blue herons in 2015

Syncrude facing new charges for deaths of 31 great blue herons in 2015 by Vincent McDermott, Fort McMurray Today, November 1, 2017, Edmonton Journal Syncrude Canada is facing two new federal charges for allegedly destroying or disturbing a nest or egg, following … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Supreme Court, in 6-3 decision, rules state’s electric-car tax unconstitutional, was simply to impose a new financial burden

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state’s electric-car tax unconstitutional by Sean Szymkowski, Oct 26, 2017, Green Car Reports When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly … Continue reading

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Sues Chicago Gas Company, Peoples Gas, for underground natural-gas leak that contaminated water wells

Illinois Attorney General Sues Gas Company Over Leak, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sues Chicago gas company over underground natural-gas leak that has affected water wells in central part of the state by US News, Oct. 25, 2017 MAHOMET, Ill. (AP) — … Continue reading

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Enabling sexual predators? Enabling Canadian judges revictimizing sexual assault victims? Enabling Canada’s demented abusive legal system? Threatening sexual assault victims to keep silent? Galling, throw-women-back-into-the-cave statements to Criminal Lawyers’ Association by Canada’s Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

2017 11 02: Government consultation hears women in workplace under-report harassment for fear of retaliation 2017 11 01: More than half of adult women in Canada have experienced ‘unwanted sexual pressure,’ online survey suggests 2017 11 01: The Yukon government … Continue reading

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Challenge to all frac harmed citizens that settled & gagged, especially if ordered so by judges: Break your gag order! Weinstein scandal puts nondisclosure agreements in spotlight, sparks criticism that such gags allow powerful companies and individuals to stave off scrutiny to continue abusive practices “down the street” as AER’s outside counsel Glenn Solomon so aptly puts it

That appearance of cooperation, of a contract that unites two unequal parties against the prying eyes of the world, diminishes the women while absolving the men. …  It is as if, with their money and influence, Weinstein and his ilk … Continue reading

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Oklahoma seismologist, Austin Holland, scolded by fracked academia (the dean!) for linking earthquake swarms to powerful oil and gas industry

Okla. scientist says he was scolded for linking shaking to industry by Mike Soraghan, E&E News, October 20, 2017 Oklahoma’s former state seismologist said in a deposition that he quit because he was reprimanded by a superior at the University of … Continue reading

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Attorney General of Canada “Breaks rules in Court. All. The. Time.” Fails to File Statement of Defence within 30 days. In Ernst vs Encana, Encana filed Statement of Defence more than 2 years late; Alberta Environment more than 3 years late; AER never filed, with their lawyer Glenn Solomon bragging about it.

On Alberta’s “rules” of court (revised in 2010) by Osler, law firm representing Encana in Ernst vs Encana, November 1, 2010: The time period for filing a statement of defence has changed. A statement of defence must be filed and … Continue reading

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Kansas: Industry’s “natural” gas from abandoned energy wells leaking into massive underground storage field, creating public safety hazard

Gas leaking from Kansas wells amid dispute over who must fix by Associated Press, October 14, 2017, Observer Reporter WICHITA, Kan. – Natural gas is leaking through unplugged abandoned wells that have penetrated a massive underground storage field in Kansas, … Continue reading

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Wow, University of Alberta’s Centre for Constitutional Studies & Legal Education Society of Alberta haven’t yet realized that Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a mangled, oil-soaked paper airplane flown out of a 26th storey window in downtown Calgary, fueled by Supreme Court of Canada knowingly publishing lies in their rulings.

Righting Wrongs: Remedies for Charter of Rights Violations by Centre for Constitutional Studies Free DATE AND TIME Wed, 18 October 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT Add to Calendar LOCATION University of Alberta Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue Room 2-520 … Continue reading

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