Category Archives: Other Lawsuits
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
Authority Bias Protecting Big Oil & Gas? CN Rail fined $2.5 million for spilling 90 litres diesel into North Saskatchewan River; Will Husky be charged & fined for spilling 225,000 litres bitumen into it? Encana not charged, fined nothing for intentionally injecting 18 Million litres frac fluid and more of other fluids into a community’s drinking water aquifers while continuing to refuse to disclose the toxic chemicals in the mix
Subject: Fw: CN Rail fined $2.5 million for spilling 90 litres diesel into North Saskatchewan River; What will Husky be fined for spilling 225,000 litres oil into it? Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:35:32 -0600 From: Stewart Shields To: Ministre … Continue reading
Family’s lawsuit against aquifer fracker Encana gets boost from federal judge, Lockers have right to introduce evidence backing up claim of bias due to Encana’s funding of State’s investigation
Family’s fracking lawsuit just got a boost from a federal judge by Heather Richards, Jun 15, 2017, Casper Star-Tribune A Wyoming family won the right to call one of Gov. Matt Mead’s advisers to provide evidence in its case alleging that a gas … Continue reading
Another Settle & Gag to Keep Details Under Alberta’s Toxic Rug? Prairie Mines & Royalty (previously Obed) Fined $4.5 Million For Spilling Toxic Waste, Contaminating Athabasca River; Encana Fined Nothing for Breaking the Law, Fracturing, Contaminating Rosebud’s Drinking Water Aquifers
Guilty plea leads to $925,000 penalty for Obed Mountain Coal Mine spill Press Release by AER, June 9., 2017 Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC will be required to pay a total penalty of $925,000 as a result of a spill … Continue reading
California Farmer Blames Fracking Waste Water Injection For Water Quality Issues; Files Lawsuit Against Companies Involved While “Regulator” Enables the Pollution
California Farmer Blames Fracking For Water Quality Issues by Sara Jerome, June 6, 2017, A farmer in California claims fracking wastewater injected into the ground is tainting the environment and harming his crops. Farmer Mike Hopkins is waging a legal battle … Continue reading
Solicitor-client privilege often stymies the release of public records, and that may be a problem. And it is, for the citizens with drinking water contaminated by the oil and gas industry!
Explainer: Solicitor-client privilege often stymies the release of public records, and that may be a problem by James Wood, May 28, 2017, Calgary Herald At the centre of recent issues around access to information in Alberta is the concept of solicitor-client … Continue reading
Firestone Colorado: Much larger pocket of industry’s explosive gas discovered after 3,000 Anadarko wells shut down because of fatal home explosion caused by Anadarko’s leaking methane
Watch news clip at link: New pocket of gas discovered in Firestone neighborhood by Kevin Vaughan, KUSA TV, May 25, 2017, News9 Click to watch news clip A new concern about underground gas in a neighborhood in Firestone. It’s the same neighborhood where … Continue reading
Supreme Court of Canada took a year & a day to rule on Ernst v. AER, a much less complicated case! Texas Supreme Court rules in two months that energy regulator doesn’t have exclusive jurisdiction over McAllen’s radioactive contamination win against Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. (previously Forest Oil), Refuses to wipe out $22.7 million (US) arbitration award while Supreme Court of Canada punts Ernst’s “valid Charter claim” against AER into outer space, orders Ernst to pay AER’s legal costs
Ernst’s lawsuit was filed two years after McAllen’s. Ten years later, Ernst’s lawsuit is nowhere near discovery yet, never mind trial and appeals of a trial win. Ernst’s lawsuit rots in preliminaries, and will likely rot many more years in … Continue reading
Justice David Masuhara approves class-action against BC gov’t over 2013 fuel spill into Lemon Creek, Rejected BC’s position, “everyone should be concerned when the government fails in its duties to protect the environment and take responsibility for its mistakes.” Wow, are there any judges like that in Alberta?
LEMON CREEK FUEL SPILL CLASS ACTION B.C. court approves class-action against province over 2013 fuel spill by The Canadian Press, May 4, 2017, Calgary Herald VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against the provincial government over … Continue reading
Pennsylvania Supreme Court won’t hear Loren Kiskadden’s drinking water contamination case even knowing Range Resources withheld vital tracer evidence. What good are courts and rules of court if courts ignore them?
Pa. Supreme Court won’t hear Amwell drilling case by Gideon Bradshaw, May 4, 2017, Observer Reporter The state’s highest court won’t hear the appeal of an Amwell Township man who alleged state environmental regulators erred when they concluded activities at a … Continue reading
Peru’s courageous Supreme Court serves justice (compare to Canada’s cowardly fact-fabricating Supreme Court in Ernst vs AER). Huge legal victory for Landowner Máxima Acuña! Deals blow to US-based Newmont Mining Corp’s “long-stalled efforts to build a US$5 Billion gold mine”
Victory for Peru’s Campesina Activist Maxima Acuña Against Mining Giant by telesur, 3 May 2017 Acuña’s fight has been an inspiring story as a victory for small Indigenous farmers against transnational corporate power. Peru’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor … Continue reading
Complaint against the lying AER & Alberta govt by Stewart Shields. Comment by Diana Daunheimer: “Grant Thorton LLP triple dipping, with the help of the AER?” AER vs Redwater: AER seeks leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
Nasty Slick Water Florida Politicians! Triple betrayal! Fracking investment bill would undo 2016 Supreme Court ruling
Fracking investment bill could undo court ruling by Associated Press, April 26, 2017, WFLA TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida power companies may soon be able to charge customers to fund out-of-state fracking projects under a measure that is moving ahead in the … Continue reading
AER’s $300 Billion Ponzi Scheme Closer to Fruition? Alberta Court of Appeal favours creditors over the environment, upholds Redwater decision. Did AER set this up to create horrific legal precedent to let companies hang their toxic pollution and massive damages on the public via the impotent Orphan Well Program?
Creditors over environment: Alberta Court of Appeal upholds Redwater Energy decision, Decision could affect handling of abandoned wells across Canada by Tracy Johnson, April 24, 2017, CBC News Related Stories Why the battle over one small oil company’s remains is being … Continue reading
Diana Daunheimer Lexin will fail with their Charter claim. In Ernst v. the Alberta Energy Regulator, the SCC upheld the AER’s immunity, even for Charter violations. Douglas Morck · Calgary, Alberta They certainly should fail in this charter claim or … Continue reading
Former cabinet minister Vic Toews, appointed to Court of Queen’s Bench by Harper gov’t, broke the law again: “No authority to issue any penalties for the violations.” Will he remain a judge? Of course! In Corrupt Canada, anything goes on the bench!
Martin calls for Toews to be removed from bench, Judge ‘compromised and tainted’ after violating Conflict of Interest Act [After? Toews was tainted and compromised before Harper govt put him on the bench. Harper often put known law violators into positions … Continue reading
Ray Kemble sues Cabot Oil and Gas, claims the company contaminated his water and air: New Lawsuit Filed in Next Chapter of Dimock, Pennsylvania, Fracking Water Pollution Saga
New Lawsuit Filed in Next Chapter of Dimock, Pennsylvania, Fracking Water Pollution Saga by Steve Horn, April 20, 2017, desmogblog.com On April 12, Dimock, Pennsylvania resident Ray Kemble filed a nuisance and negligence lawsuit against Marcellus Shale drilling company Cabot Oil and … Continue reading
Welcome to Canadian “justice” in Hell: CSIS officials and Federal Justice Dept lawyers being taught to tell the truth and share information with courts!
CSIS officials, counsel learning to share information with courts by Colin Freeze, April 17, 2017, The Globe and Mail Faced with what is being called an “urgent need” to win back the trust of judges, federal-government spies and their lawyers are … Continue reading
Another Steve Harper law violating criminals’ Charter rights. What does it matter, when Canadians harmed by oil & gas industry (via enabling regulators like AER) are banned by the courts from seeking remedy for Charter violations by those enablers?
Is there a “justice” system in Canada for non criminals? Do civil Canadian plaintiffs violated by the oil and gas industry have Charter rights? Appears not. Ask the Supreme Court of Canada. Retroactive changes to criminal pardons violate charter rights, … Continue reading
Are lawyers at fault or Canada’s inaccessible legal system (that inhumanely pushes settle & gag – even regarding threats to public health & safety like Encana illegally fracking a community’s drinking water supply – to keep ordinary people out of the “justice club” for the rich & corrupt)?
Need a lawyer but don’t qualify for legal aid? Project aims to slash fees for Albertans Alberta Limited Legal Services Project will see lawyers handle only parts of legal matters to keep costs down by Allison Dempster, April 19, 2017, CBC … Continue reading
Compare to Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Ernst! The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal issued ringing defence of political dissent after police sent man to psychiatric hospital for criticizing police shooting: “The courts must always be there for the vindication of the citizen with what he or she views as the wrongful exercise of authority.”
Court defends political dissent after N.L. man sent to psychiatric hospital for criticizing police shooting by The Canadian Press, April 17, 2017, Calgary Herald ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has issued a ringing defence … Continue reading
Nasty Read! How a Judge Scrapped Pennsylvania Families’ $4.24M Water Pollution Jury Verdict in Gas Drilling Lawsuit
How a Judge Scrapped Pennsylvania Families’ $4.24M Water Pollution Verdict in Gas Drilling Lawsuit by Sharon Kelly and Steve Horn, April 11, 2017, Desmogblog.com For many residents of Carter Road in Dimock, Pennsylvania, it’s been nearly a decade since their … Continue reading
PM Justin Trudeau on 35th anniversary of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms: “The Charter protects the rights and freedoms that are essential to our identity as Canadians. It allows us to express ourselves as individuals….” But not if Encana fracks your drinking water supply & the AER violates your Charter rights maliciously trying to silence you and prevent you from exposing the cover-up, & you seek your right to remedy from the Supreme Court of Canada.
CANADIANS HAVE CHARTER RIGHTS? CRIMINALS AND CORPORATIONS (THAT ALLEGEDLY KILL WORKERS) HAVE CHARTER RIGHTS. THE COURTS MAKE SURE OF IT. Civil Canadians trying to seek their right to remedy when their Charter rights are violated by the energy industry (via it’s … Continue reading
Happy Easter! What’s with so many judges not keeping their lips together? Protecting rape & pedophilia rings? How are citizens to trust & respect judges with so many bad lips on the bench? “That judge didn’t care about me,” Julie Kirby, 23, one of Keith Vallejo’s victims said Friday. “He only cared about the person he was convicting, and I think that is really kind of despicable.”
At rape sentencing, Utah judge says ex-Mormon bishop is a ‘good man’ by Associated Press, April 14, 2017, LA Times Keith Vallejo leaves the courtroom in Provo, Utah on March 30. (Dominic Valente / Associated Press) A Utah judge is … Continue reading