Category Archives: Other Lawsuits

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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Pennsylvania: Cabot Oil & Gas settles fracking lawsuit with Ely and Hulbert families as ordered by Judge Martin Carlson

Cabot Oil & Gas settles fracking lawsuit with Pennsylvania families by David DeKok, September 26, 2017, Reuters Cabot Oil & Gas Co. [COG.N] has settled a lawsuit filed by two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, who alleged their homes’ drinking water became … Continue reading

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All Talk, No Action! Canada’s civil legal (is calling it a “justice” system a lie?) system is broken (corrupt more like it)

Why you should care that our civil-justice system is broken by Allison Speigel, September 6, 2017, The Globe and Mail  Allison Speigel is a commercial litigator with Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, a boutique commercial litigation law firm. Canada is consistently … Continue reading

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Legal Wonder of Wonders & Miracle of Miracles: Plaintiffs Suing Oil, Gas Companies Gained Access To Critical Evidence

Plaintiffs Suing Oil, Gas Companies Gained Access To Critical Evidence by Alex Cameron, Aug 15, 2017, News9 NORMAN, Oklahoma – Plaintiffs suing local oil and gas companies for damages caused by the 2011 Prague earthquake gained access on Tuesday to what … Continue reading

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Holy Moly! Supreme Court of Canada protected Ernst Zundel’s right to tell false news to the world, but not Jessica Ernst’s right to tell the truth and present Encana’s documented evidence of Encana breaking the law to the Alberta Energy Regulator?

Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel dead at 78 by The Canadian Press, August 7, 2017, Calgary Sun BERLIN — Ernst Zundel, a “patriarch” of the white supremacist movement who served jail time in Germany for Holocaust denial after being deported from … Continue reading

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Birds more important than workers & fracked families: What game is AER playing at this time? Trying to impress the SCC that AER is not a worker & wildlife killing, pollution enabler? Because ruling in AER’s Leave to Appeal Redwater awaits? Syncrude charged in deaths of 31 great blue herons at tarsands mine; *If* convicted, faces maximum penalty of $500,000

Why more press on wildlife killing by the oil and gas industry, greedily set up and enabled by the law violating AER, than worker killing, family poisoning, water contamination and farm polluting? 2017 08 04: Fracking by Karve Energy Inc. at … Continue reading

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“Justice” Alberta Style: Suncor ignored safety problems before operator plunged to death in tailings pond, Fined a measly $300,000 for causing death of Jerry Cooper, who worked 13 years for the company

Suncor ignored safety problems before operator plunged to death in tailings pond: court documents, ‘That fine doesn’t fit the crime,’ says Alberta labour leader in response to company’s $300K fine by David Thurton, CBC News, Jul 07, 2017 Former St. John’s … Continue reading

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Judicial Review rears its ugly biased head again. Lethbridge, August 8, 2017, 2 PM: Public Court Hearing to resolve dispute over appointment of an arbitrator in the University of Lethbridge Board wrongfully suspending Prof Anthony Hall. Does the Board know they will lose with an arbitrator, but not with judicial review?

An Open Letter to Pres. Mike Mahon on His Suspension of Academic Freedom in Alberta Canada The lines of the contention are drawn on the eve of court proceedings beginning on August 8. 4 Aug. 2017 Dr. Mike Mahon, President … Continue reading

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Court bars Aliso Canyon SoCalGas storage facility from reopening after massive blow out forced thousands from their homes and the “regulator” authorized reopening. When will Canada develop courts courageous enough to justly, fairly and honestly stand up to the oil & gas industry?

Court bars natural gas plant from reopening by Brian Melley, Associated Press, July 29, 2017, sfgate.com LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court judge temporarily blocked a Los Angeles natural gas storage facility from reopening a year and a half after … Continue reading

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Alberta’s former chief medical examiner, Dr. Amy Sauvageau, amends her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Alberta. Gov’t defends itself by calling the lawsuit “groundless and vexatious” and opposed the amendments. Court approved them.

Former chief medical examiner amends multimillion-dollar lawsuit by Paige Parsons, July 30, 2017, Edmonton Journal in Canada.com A former Alberta chief medical examiner is amending her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the province for the fifth time, bringing her total claim to … Continue reading

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Diana Daunheimer on Supreme Court of Canada rulings on National Energy Board approvals: Clyde River & Line 9: “It’s a wash for our soiled SCC”

Comment by Diana Daunheimer The rulings released yesterday demonstrate what happens to our Supreme Court, when fossil fuel interests are yanking puppet strings in the hallowed halls of justice. The SCC ruled the NEB can consult for the Crown in … Continue reading

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Encana named in 3 lawsuits by 2 California counties and 1 city claiming damages, that Encana and other companies deliberately presented misinformation about climate change and hindered action to address it

Regina researcher part of new study that shows it’s ‘virtually impossible’ to dispute climate change, New database shows temperature records going back as far as 2,000 years by Stephanie Taylor, CBC News, Jul 16, 2017 A Regina-based researcher is one of nearly … Continue reading

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A North American court upholds the law to protect lands, drinking water from oil & gas industry. In Significant Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law by theindigenousamericans_6i2sru, July 16, 2017, The Indigenous America Ruling: Trump administration shortcut environmental review; Court seeks additional briefing on whether to shut down … Continue reading

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“Do you believe that you, as a Canadian, have the right to be presumed innocent, until proven guilty, as well as the right to a fair and quick trial?” On Khadr, Trudeau says Charter protects all Canadians, “There is no picking and choosing,” Did Supreme Court of Canada pick & choose when it ruled Ernst can’t sue for her valid Charter claim against AER after the regulator judged her guilty & punished her without a trial and without any evidence?

Warning: Swearing Ahead: Viral Facebook Post Rips Right-Wing Arguments Against Omar Khadr Settlement, “Do you believe that you, as a Canadian, have the right to be presumed innocent, until proven guilty, as well as the right to a fair and … Continue reading

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Lexin & AER swing a deal; Lexin agrees it broke the law: “litany of violations.” Ex Director Michael Smith pays peanuts; Lexin drops lawsuit against AER

Lexin agrees it breached environmental, industry rules by Reid Southwick, July 10, 2017, Calgary Herald Alberta’s energy watchdog has closed its investigation into a junior oil and gas company — which it shut down and forced into receivership — after the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Justices unanimously rule Canadians have a right to a timely trial but say nothing about having a right to timely rulings

Justice Abuse of Power Style? The Supreme Court of Canada rules that criminals have the Charter right to timely trials, but the same court rules that non-criminal Ernst is forbidden her Charter right to seek remedy for the Alberta Energy … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada dismisses appeal of Shawnigan BC toxic soil dumping case

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses appeal of Shawnigan soil case by Lindsay Kines, June 15, 2017, Times Colonist The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled in November that the Shawnigan Lake quarry is a mine, which allows the province to decide … Continue reading

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Texas Supreme Court rules against multibillion dollar tax refund to oil & gas drillers

Texas Supreme Court rules against multibillion dollar tax refund to oil and gas drillers by Jeffrey Weiss, June 17, 2016, Dallas News Texans could have been faced with billions of dollars in new taxes or lost services, had the Texas Supreme Court ruled … Continue reading

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