Category Archives: Other Lawsuits
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
Oklahoma citizens with property in nine central counties (about 400 homes and some businesses) that suffered damage from 2011 earthquakes caused by oil industry waste injection gain class-action status
Earthquake lawsuit gains class-action status by Adam Wilmoth, May 22, 2019, NewsOK A lawsuit claiming oil company New Dominion LLC is responsible for damage caused by the 2011 earthquakes near Prague has gained class-action status and is scheduled for trial … Continue reading
Fayette County, WV tried to break its energy industry dependence, banned disposal of drilling waste. Industry fought back, arguing communities don’t get a say (in being poisoned). The courts overruled the county’s common sense & public health protection. No matter how nasty judges get, take a stand! It’s always worth it!
One West Virginia County Tried to Break Its Dependence on the Energy Industry. It was Overruled. After seeing the scars of coal, Fayette County banned the disposal of natural gas drilling waste. Industry fought back, arguing the community doesn’t get a … Continue reading
Errors or more judicial misogyny? Appeal panel rules trial judge ‘erred,’ issues convictions on 25 charges related to 18 complainants for Chatham-Kent violin teacher; Panel requested different trial court judge determine sentencing. Phew! It’s about time.
Appeal panel rules trial judge ‘erred,’ issues convictions for Chatham-Kent violin teacher, The appeal panel has remitted the matter back to Superior Court by CBC News with files from Lisa Zing, Jul 23, 2019, CBC News A former violin teacher … Continue reading
Chester County, Pennsylvania: Tormented by Hell Holes (sink holes), Then your home bought out & family gagged
Sunoco buys two homes at Chester County site of Mariner East 2-related sinkhole, State and county documents show company paid $400,000 each for properties by Jon Hurdle, April 29, 2019, State Impact Sunoco Pipeline bought two homes on Lisa Drive, … Continue reading
Secrets & lies by AER & Alberta govt to cover-up Encana’s secrets, lies & frac crimes; Supreme Court of Canada in the cover-up business too? Top Court signs pact to keep records of deliberations secret for at least 50 years; Reserves right to keep some secret forever
Is this perhaps because Supreme Court of Canada wants Ernst and others concerned about the court’s charter-damaging and lying ruling in Ernst vs AER to be long dead before Justice Abella’s drafts and deliberations of her ruling, and where she … Continue reading
Judicial Tragedy: U.S. District Judge William Alsup wanted to “stick to the science” and avoid politics, presided over standing room only tutorial on climate change, but let big oil off using politics. Science is on humanity’s side, the law is not.
Originally posted in 2018; Reposted July 23, 2019 The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. — Isaac Asimov Comment to the March 21, 2018 article: Debbie MacLeod · Calgary, Alberta … Continue reading
Do great justices in Canada have significant flaws too? The Flaws of Great Justice Stevens, Fine personal qualities do not always translate into judicial virtues
The Flaws of the Great Justice Stevens, Fine personal qualities do not always translate into judicial virtues by Barry P. McDonald, July 20, 2019, New York Times Mr. McDonald is a law professor. Like so many others, I was saddened … Continue reading
Teck will continue to fight U.S. judgement even though U.S. Supreme Court denied hearing Teck’s appeal
Another polluting Canadian corporation thinks its above the law? Lying and stealing are next door neighbors. Proverb Refer also to! 2019: Teck reportedly rakes in $12 Billion in revenue 2017-2018; Teck, Suncor, CNRL take top spots in annual ranking of … Continue reading
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?
“Just” how rampant is racism, misogyny, dishonesty and abuse in Canada’s legal system? To find out, read rulings and listen to the bullshit some judges say in court. Warning, you’ll want to rage and throw up – not because of … Continue reading
No wonder Canadian “justice” is so often misogynistic, racist &/or abusive. Looking in the mirror: Harassment in legal workplaces
Looking in the mirror: Harassment in legal workplaces by Elizabeth Bingham, July 12, 2109, First Reference Talks Whether advocating for a client before the Human Rights Tribunal, drafting a Respect at Work Policy or assisting a client with engaging a … Continue reading
Some courts uphold the Rule of Law (unlike in Canada)! Irish High Court delivers killer blow to US Fracked Gas Imports by ‘New Fortress Energy’ (Shannon LNG)
Main environmental NGOs in North America are synergized and operate as “controlled” (by government, “regulators” and oil and gas companies) opposition. It is easy to spot these groups by their oft chanted poison-enabling statements, “we are not opposed, we just … Continue reading
5 years after Mount Polley mine disaster, prospect of charges stirs; 15 years after Encana illegally frac’d Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, prospect of charges hangs in Hell
‘Heads need to roll’: Five years after Mount Polley mine disaster, prospect of charges stirs hope for justice by Ainslie Cruickshank, July 4, 2019, Star Vancouver VANCOUVER—It’s been almost five years since 25 million cubic metres of tainted water and debris … Continue reading
Ontario Bar Association reaffirms commitment to promoting equity, diversity & inclusion, “speaks as a united voice.” Compare to Law Society of Ontario’s white supremacists squabbling childishly trying to hold onto power. How does a litigant get fair legal representation with shit like this going on?
Read First: How prevalent is racism (and misogyny) among Canadian lawyers & judges? SOP = Statement of Principles *** Snap of tweet below by Atrisha Lewis from https://twitter.com/atrishalewis Diversity and inclusion ‘fundamental’ to the OBAKaren Perron says the OBA, while … Continue reading
South Africa: Amazing legal victory (with costs) for AfriForum & Treasure the Karoo Action Group! Supreme Court of Appeal unanimously rules fracking cannot proceed
The Judgement Fracking: Full bench of Judges rule in favour of Karoo by ALGOAFM, July 4, 2019 The civil rights organisation AfriForum and the Treasure the Karoo Action Group’s (TKAG’s) succeeded in its appeal against the Ministers of Mineral Resources … Continue reading
Misogynistic Justice. Rapist after rapist set free by Canadian judges. Think those judges will let you seek justice if your water is frac’d by Encana, enabled, covered-up by authorities with AER violating your Charter rights trying to terrify you into submissive silence, enabled by Supreme Court of Canada?
Excellent comment to the Tyee article: Ed July 4, 2019 Our Courts are far far too lenient on perpetrators who commit violence against other people, whether the victim is a female, a child or a male. Our Justice system appears … Continue reading
Canada’s widespread denial of access to “justice.” Ontario judge awards plaintiff more than 10 times her net damage award in costs, plaintiff still loses financially! Just like when Justice Neil C Wittmann awarded 3 times costs to Ernst, but she hugely lost financially because Alberta’s anti-justice system gave govt *3* chances to try to throw out her lawsuit (the third granted by J Wittmann)
Costs decision a warning to insurers to treat plaintiffs better by AdvocateDaily.com (Canada’s Daily Legal Newswire), undated A judge’s decision to award a plaintiff more than 10 times her net damage award in costs should serve as a warning to … Continue reading
Mission Impossible? Improved Access to Justice in Canada? Litigation Suicide: Self-represented litigants considered fools by the establishment, but more Canadians are acting as their own lawyer because they don’t have a choice.
More Canadians are acting as their own lawyer because they don’t have a choice by The Sunday Edition, March 25, 2018 INTERESTING! Listen 20:13 Min From the interview: On self represented litigants: “They are everybody. They are you and they are … Continue reading
Statutory mandate of Law Society of Ontario is to function in “public interest” which requires the profession to respect all members of society, not just a privileged few. Pfffft! Some lawyers don’t even respect their paying clients!
Is the Law Society of Ontario “Fiddling While Rome Burns?” by Julie Macfarlane, June 26, 2019, NSRLP If you asked a member of the public what they consider to be the most important issue facing the legal profession in Ontario, … Continue reading
SOP = Statement of Principles Oct 18 2019 Tweet by CABL (Canadian Association of Black Lawyers) on Justice Cromwell expressing disappointment in the attack on the SOP added Oct 19, 2019: Snap above, added July 16, 2019, from https://twitter.com/LouisCentury Cartoon … Continue reading
Access to “justice” in Canada? Seven years of delays plague Ellen Alston’s alleged water contamination case against MD Foothills, AB; Lawsuit on track to go to trial but still three or four or more years before case goes before a judge
Delays plague alleged water contamination case by Don Patterson, October 11 2017, Western Wheel Seven years after it was launched, the case of a former MD of Foothills resident suing the municipality over alleged contaminated groundwater is on track to … Continue reading