Category Archives: Other Lawsuits
Another cowardly North American judicial pass the buck? Federal appeals court throws out Juliana v. United States climate lawsuit in 2 to 1 ruling. In her blistering dissent: Judge Josephine Staton criticized the notion that courts have no role to play, saying govt itself acknowledged “the United States has reached a tipping point crying out for a concerted response – yet presses ahead toward calamity.”
An appeals court tosses the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government by Brady Dennis, Jan 19, 2020, The Washington Post in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a 2015 lawsuit by nearly two dozen … Continue reading
Exxon Mobil Lawsuits: Is there access to “justice” in North America for humanity when it comes to harms by the oil & gas industry? Or is “justice” reserved for the polluters? “Clearly the government is defending against the best interest of the public by cozying up to the industry.”
If “justice” is this dirty in America relating to harms to the public done by the oil and gas industry, how dirty is it in Canada? Whose idea was it for Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella to defame … Continue reading
Must watch, both parts! The Fifth Estate’s “The Autopsy Part 2: What did Alberta “Justice” cover up?”
“Alberta Justice” needs to be renamed to “Alberta C0rruption Services.” The Autopsy — Part 2: What did justice cover up? by The Fifth Estate, Jan 19, 2020. 28:30 Min. Eight years ago, a review of autopsies signalled to Alberta’s Ministry … Continue reading
Just how corrupt is Alberta Justice? Infuriating! Sickening! Welcome to Alberta’s “Rule of Law.” The Fifth Estate: The autopsy (part 1): What if justice got it wrong? “I did not kill my son. It was an accident.”
If there is this much corruption in Alberta Justice when people die, imagine trying to access “justice” if an oil company illegally frac’s your community’s drinking water supply, violates the regulator’s consultation, noise directives and more, violates Transport Canada acts … Continue reading
USA: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates Permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Compressor Station in Union Hill: “Environmental justice is not merely a box to be checked, and the Board’s failure to consider the disproportionate impact on those closest…resulted in a flawed analysis”
Rosebud and many other frac’d communities in Alberta and BC are surrounded by dozens of frac’d gas compressor stations, many of them Encana’s: polluting, invading, weedy, disrespectful, ugly pieces of shit noise-makers. For an excellent article on Encana’s nasty compressor … Continue reading
Why wasn’t Nova Scotia legal profession’s most infamous sexual predator and Premier, Gerald Regan, disbarred? Simple: 1) He was a man in Caveman Canada; 2) He was a lawyer in Caveman Canada; 3) He was in a position of power in Caveman Canada; 4) “Justice” is not available for raped women (or the environment) in Caveman Canada, just expensive lawyers.
Judges are hatched from lawyers and are too often appointed to power by misogynistic and or abusive politicians. As long as dirty judges remain on the bench, abusive lawyers, and others in positions of authority (eg priests, police, etc) will … Continue reading
U.S. judge rejects Trump and Calgary-based TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corp) attempt to kill lawsuit by Indigenous groups over Keystone XL P/L approval
U.S. judge rejects Trump’s bid to dismiss lawsuit over Keystone XL pipeline approval, However, Indigenous groups were denied a request for a preliminary injunction by Sarah Rieger, CBC News, Dec 21, 2019 A U.S. federal judge rejected motions filed by … Continue reading
My condolences on this slight, seems Canada’s Supreme Court has no integrity or courage. It appears our court is afraid of big kahunas, the big frac’ers, will not hear appeal by Calgary-based Packers Plus Energy Services Inc.
Supreme Court dismisses appeal in long-running oilpatch technology fight by The Canadian Press, Dec 19, 2019, 660CityNews CALGARY — A long-running court battle over who owns a well-completion technology that helped usher in the shale oil and gas boom in … Continue reading
Canadian Clusterfuck! SNC Lavalin happily pleads guilty to escape most charges. *Justice* is pissed on again. When will Gwyn Morgan (ex SNC Lavalin Chair, ex Encana CEO) be held accountable for the crimes under his leadership? And why is Canadian media glorifying perfidious ex-AG Jody Wilson-Raybould?
SNC-Lavalin (Gwyn Morgan Chairman SNC Lavalin and Director of Encana, was CEO when the company intentionally and illegally frac’d Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers) paid $160-million in Libyan bribes, RCMP says 2013: Legal counsel for SNC Lavalin chairman Gwyn Morgan, issues … Continue reading
Frac Sand Harm, Western Wisconsin: Judge allows Hi-Crush lawsuits to proceed but requires neighbors to document harms
Judge allows Hi-Crush lawsuits to proceed but requires neighbors to document harms by Chris Hubbuch, Dec 9, 2019, Wisconsin State Journal Neighbors of two Hi-Crush frac sand mines can proceed with lawsuits against the company, but not before they detail … Continue reading
The legal games rape on, enabled by judges & lawyers; Weinstein reaches $25m settlement with more than 30 women, he won’t have to pay anything to his accusers or admit any wrongdoing. That’s a great deal, for him (and the lawyers).
“We reject the notion that this was the best settlement that could have been achieved on behalf of the victims. It is shameful that $12m of the settlement is going to the lawyers for the directors who we alleged enabled … Continue reading
What about us? Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron & BP Could Be Legally & Morally Liable for Climate Crisis in Philippines
La caricature de Côté by ANDRÉ-PHILIPPE CÔTÉ, Dec 8, 2019, Le Soleil COP 25 UN Climate Change Conference 2019 Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron & BP Could Be Legally & Morally Liable for Climate Crisis in Philippines by Democracy Now, Dec 09, … Continue reading
Bullying Canadian Caveman seeks judicial review to stay on the bench. Ex-Alberta-judge, Donald Norheim, appointed to the bench 27 years ago, seeks judicial review of losing his job because of his “completely inappropriate” beliefs, behaviours involving his views on Indigenous people and women, notably victims of domestic and sexual assault.
Mr. Norheim must have thrilled his Alberta (conservative misogynistic racist) political masters well to have stayed on the bench this long. This is not the first time Norheim was put on notice for his “courtroom arrogance” and discriminatory comments. Why … Continue reading
Why do authorities, notably churches, pressure preach that we forgive our abusers, rapists and pedophiles? Forgiving rapists and pedophiles enables more rape and pedophilia. Think before you forgive! It’s time we stop forgiving rapists, pedophiles and their enabling authorities notably … Continue reading
‘Dark Waters’ Staring Mark Ruffalo, Tells the True Story of Rob Bilott, the Lawyer Who Took DuPont to Court and Won.
Dark Waters is showing in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, with more on Dec. 6. Hulk Actor Ruffalo Takes Aim At Fracking With New Flick ‘Dark Waters’ by David Blackmon, Dec 4, 2019, Forbes … From 2008 through 2017, fracking had … Continue reading
Oklahoma pipeline operator Williams and its subsidiary Mockingbird Midstream Gas Services sue Railroad Commission of Texas in flaring dispute. Is the Texas regulator legally immune like AER?
Pipeline Operator Sues Railroad Commission In Flaring Dispute by Sergio Chapa, Dec. 3, 2019, Houston Chronicle The controversial oil and natural gas industry practice of burning off natural gas produced as a byproduct of crude oil production is under fire … Continue reading
Imagine if law-violating, polluting, community, family, health and home harming oil and gas companies were persecuted the same way women are! The “Rule of Law” is a misogynistic caveman’s ass.
Utah woman could be forced to register as sex offender after kids see her topless at home by Associated Press, Nov 21, 2019, CBS News A Utah woman charged with a crime after her stepchildren saw her topless in her … Continue reading
In 3-0 decision, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals rules New Dominion LLC must face class-action lawsuit filed by Prague earthquake victims
Tulsa-based oil and gas company fails to avoid class-action status in lawsuit filed by Prague earthquake victims by Corey Jones, Nov 16, 2019, Tulsaworld A state appeals panel on Friday affirmed a lower court’s decision to certify a class-action lawsuit … Continue reading
Canadian misogynistic “justice” ensures rapist paradise. Accused serial rapist Paul Batchelor, let off by Justice Beaudoin (elevated to the bench by Harper gov’t), arrested after three new rape charges; now awaits trials involving nine women who don’t know one another.
Would Justice Robert Beaudoin have let the rapist off if his daughter was one of the women raped? Ontario Crown serves Paul Batchelor notice of appeal, claims trial judge made errors. Errors or misogyny? Misogynistic Justice. Rapist after rapist set … Continue reading
The Silent Killer Strikes Again: Texas oilfield worker killed after exposure to H₂S (sour) gas at Aghorn Energy site in Odessa, Wife (mother of 3) dies checking on him, Two children exposed but survived. Lawsuit filed.
Encana’s Vexatious Sour Gas Frack Flaring near Grand Prairie, Alberta; After clip made public, Encana scrubs its Emergency Response Plan from the internet SPECIAL REPORT: Sour gas from oil wells a deadly problem in southeast Saskatchewan, Human and animal deaths … Continue reading
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? “Unf*ck the system.” Alberta’s Neanderthal “Justice” system assaults sexual assault victims. “The judge in this troubling case was none other than former Deputy Justice Minister Ray Bodnarek, a PC … 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