Category Archives: Other Lawsuits
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
Why does Canada not sack bad judges? Do bad judges fill a niche that Rape & Pillage Canada Needs? UK Judge sacked for trolling people on online news stories, posting abusive comments about cases he was involved in
Judge sacked for trolling people on online news stories by BBC News, 12 April 2017 A judge has been sacked for using a pseudonym to post abusive comments on a newspaper website about cases he was involved in. Recorder Jason Dunn-Shaw, … Continue reading
Triple Nasty Liar? Purpose of Steve Harper’s Trade Deal with China? Alberta Company Northern Cross Ltd. filed $2.2-billion lawsuit against Yukon government over frac moratorium
Snaps taken April 11, 2017 of Northern Cross Yukon Ltd.’s website: That’s some “company.” Mammoth suit filed against Yukon government, Northern Cross Ltd. has filed a $2.2-billion lawsuit against the Yukon government over a fracking moratorium by Emily Blake, April 10, … Continue reading
Pennsylvania “Environmental” Regulator Sues Communities for Trying to Protect Their Environment and Banning Frac Waste Injection Wells
Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection Sues Towns for Trying to Protect Their Environment by Rural America in These Times, March 30, 2017 Fracking injection wells, which blast millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals deep underground to expand fissures … Continue reading
Terrible News! Another jury award overturned on a frac harm lawsuit: Federal Judge overturns $4.24M unanimous jury award in methane contamination of Ely & Hubert drinking water after fracking by Cabot Oil and Gas Co. Orders new trial if settlement not reached.
New Trial Ordered Over Bad Evidence In Cabot Fracking Case by Ryan Boysen, March 31, 2017, Law360 Last year’s upset trial victory by a solo practitioner facing off against megafirm Norton Rose Fulbright in a yearslong groundwater contamination suit may … Continue reading
Oh Canada! Once-imprisoned lawyer (for child pornography) one step closer to getting his licence to practise law in Ontario, Two out of three lawyers on Law Society of Upper Canada tribunal decide he’s of ‘good character.’ Dissenting opinion finds Ronald Davidovic failed to prove he was rehabilitated.
Once-imprisoned lawyer could practise law in Ontario, LSUC rules registered sex offender is of ‘good character’ by Alex Robinson, 22 March 2017, Canadian Lawyer Magazine A former lawyer from Florida, who spent two years in prison for a child pornography charge, is … Continue reading
Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill. When will Alberta Justice review whether to charge Encana for illegally fracturing and contaminating Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, and municipal and citizen water water wells?
Husky quotes on “learning” & “improving” safety Husky quote about their March 2017 spill into Cox Hill Creek in Alberta: Duvall said the cleanup is expected to be done in the next few days and then reclamation work will begin. … Continue reading
Judges: a danger to Canadian women 1:15 Min by 22 Minutes, March 22, 2017, CBC Comedy The neighbourhood takes a terrifying turn when a judge moves to your street. ‘This Hour Has 22 Minutes’ Sketch Goes After Canadian Judges by Emma … Continue reading
Court shocks nuclear industry with liability ruling; Japanese gov’t held liable for first time for negligence in Fukushima, Court rules gov’t should have used regulatory powers to force plant’s operator to take preventive measures. When will Alberta govt be held liable for enabling AER’s gross negligence, acts in bad faith, fraud, covering-up industry’s crimes, Charter violations and abuses of Albertans?
Japan court shocks nuclear industry with liability ruling by Shaun Burnie, Asia Times, March 20, 2017 Japan’s atomic power establishment is in shock following the court ruling on Friday that found the state and the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant … Continue reading
After Supreme Court of Canada denies Ernst her guaranteed Charter right to seek remedy for her valid Charter claim against the AER, Judge acquits activist who bared breasts at Montreal Grand Prix: ‘It’s a victory for freedom of expression,’ but not if you are exposing Encana illegally frac’ing & contaminating your community’s drinking water supply with the “regulator” violating your rights trying to intimidate & gag you
Judge acquits activist who bared breasts at Montreal Grand Prix: ‘It’s a victory for freedom of expression’ by Graeme Hamilton, March 21, 2017, National Post “It’s a victory for freedom of expression,” Neda Topaloski said after she was acquitted, opening … Continue reading
Jessica Ernst Open Letter to University of Lethbridge President Michael J. Mahon and Governors Regarding Dr. Anthony Hall and his Charter Right to Freedom of Expression
Criminalizing Free Expression in Israel. Is Canada next via Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Ernst vs AER? Is Israel trying to suppress free expression the world over?
MUST WATCH! Excellent 5 Min News Clip. Texas: Scientists link fracking to methane contamination and explosion of Cody Murray’s water well
Scientists link fracking and water well explosion in Palo Pinto County by Brett Shipp, March 9, 2017, WFAA New information has surfaced in the water well explosion in the summer of 2014 injuring three members of a Palo Pinto County … Continue reading
Bullies! Chevron, Aera Energy Sue to Block Monterey County, California’s Voter-Approved Frack Ban; Lakes Oil sues Victoria gov’t (Australia) for $2.7 billion in lost future possible profits because of frack ban
Chevron, Aera Energy Sue to Block Monterey County, California’s Voter-Approved Ban on Fracking by Larry Buhl, March 7, 2017, desmog.blog.com Last November, voters of Monterey County, California, passed a fracking ban known as Measure Z with 56 percent of the … Continue reading
Pawnee Nation Sues Oklahoma Oil Companies in Tribal Court Over Earthquake Damage by The Associated Press, March 4, 2017, The New York Times OKLAHOMA CITY — A Native American tribe here has filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system … Continue reading
Valero Energy Inc. fined $500,000 for spilling 200,000 litres heavy fuel oil into stream that flows into Saint-Lawrence River, and failing to comply with order to clean it up. Where’s the fine to Encana for illegally frac’ing and contaminating a community’s drinking water supply?
Significant Fisheries Act fine issued to owner of Quebec refinery by Kirsten Mikadze, March 03, 2017. Sinskinds LLP Valero Energy Inc., the owner of the Lévis, Quebec-based Jean-Gaulin Refinery, has received a $500,000 fine for violating the Fisheries Act. Reportedly, in 2008, … Continue reading
Oil and Gas Lobby Fights California Regulators to Keep Injecting Drilling Wastewater into Protected Aquifers
US EPA Takes Frac Deregulation to the Extreme: California and EPA Poised to Increase Oil and Gas Waste Injection into Protected Aquifers, Even as Need for Safe Groundwater Grows Will waste water kill fracing? EPA bans disposal of frac waste … Continue reading
“Amanda Korody/John Nuttall/RCMP.” Open Letter from Robin Mathews to BC Attorney General Suzanne Anton, PM Justin Trudeau, Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, Complaints Commission for the RCMP, The Public Prosecution Service of Canada and The Civilian Review
Government Cancels Contaminated Soil Landfill Permit in Shawnigan Lake, Who will clean up the mess, asks community? Environment Minister Mary Polak has finally cancelled the permit for the controversial Shawnigan Lake landfill site after the facility’s owner, Cobble Hill Holdings, failed … Continue reading
Bravo! Brava! Four years, two million dollars in legal fees defending clean drinking water by Shawnigan Lake Community triumphs! Mary Polak, BC Minister of Environment, revokes toxic dump facility permit
BC Environment Minister’s statement on Cobble Hill Holdings permit by Ministry of Environment, February 23, 2017 Minister of Environment Mary Polak has issued the following statement in regard to the waste discharge permit held by Cobble Hill Holdings Ltd. for … Continue reading
China: Farmer Studies Law for 16 Years to Sue Chemical Company Qihua for Polluting His Land; Wins $119,000.00 Judgement against the multi-billion dollar, state-run company which is appealing
Farmer Studies Law for 16 Years to Sue Chemical Company for Polluting His Land by Julie Travers, February 17, 2017, EcoWatch Chinese farmer Wang Enlin and his neighbors sued Qihua Group, a mineral processing and chemical production company, for polluting their homes … Continue reading
Queensland, Australia: Contamination and irreversible damage caused by Linc Energy at Hopeland more widespread than first thought. With Linc in liquidation and debts of $300 Million, who pays for the “irreversible” damages to the many farms, homes, soils, air and aquifers?
Contamination near Linc Energy UCG plant at Hopeland more widespread than first thought by Mark Willacy, February 09, 2017, ABC News Flammable levels of hydrogen have been found at a number of locations near the site of a controversial gas project … Continue reading
Justice Denied in Texas: Parrs won’t appeal loss of $2.9 million judgment against Aruba after fracking oprations made them sick, driving them from their home
Wise County family won’t appeal loss of $2.9 million judgment against driller by Max B. Baker, February 9, 2017, The Star Telegram A state appeals court recently tossed out the $2.9 million judgment the Parr family got against Aruba Petroleum. … Continue reading
Texas Travesty: Appeals Court Throws out $3 Million Jury Verdict for Bob & Lisa Parr against Aruba Petroleum
There is no frac’ing aftercare, not from the companies, regulators, politicians or legal systems in North America. As the Supreme Court of Canada made clear in their “OK for government agencies to violate the Charter” ruling in Ernst vs AER … Continue reading
BC Govt Suspends Toxic Waste Dumping Permit Upstream from Shawnigan Lake. Will Rachel Notley gov’t file charges against Encana for illegally fracturing & contaminating Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers? And publicly expose all at AER, Alberta Health, Alberta Innovates & Alberta Environment who engaged in fraud covering-up Encana’s crimes?
Environment Minister Suspends Permit for Leaking Landfill in Shawnigan Lake, ‘This is a huge step,’ says regional director leading opposition to site by Andrew Nikiforuk, January 28, 2017, The Tyee Under intense legal and citizen pressure, Environment Minister Mary Polak has suspended the … Continue reading
CAPP blew the whistle. Any courageous whisteblowers at AER & Encana? Origin Energy denies massive cover-up after accusation in explosive lawsuit by company whistleblower, Sally McDow, lawyer and senior compliance manager
Snap of photo from the print article linked below. Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers: Coal bed methane operations contaminate water resources by The Calgary Herald, August 28, 2014 Yet CAPP’s Alex Ferguson says many worries about water quality are based on past operations … Continue reading
Federal Judge: Lockers’ Pavillion water contamination case against Encana can go to trial. Jeff and Rhonda Locker: “They’ve dragged us through the mud long enough. I’ve got the fight on now”
Judge: Fracking contamination case can go to trial by Benjamin Storrow, January 3, 2017, E&E News A Wyoming family who claim a natural gas company contaminated their drinking water will be allowed to take their case to trial, a federal judge … Continue reading
Plaintiff awarded special costs in 5-year B.C. libel suit. “People beginning to realize the damage this can cause innocent people…the courts are finally taking a position on it.” But, not in Ernst vs AER where Chief Justice Niel Wittmann ordered Ernst to pay costs after AER’s outside counsel Glenn Solomon defamed Ernst in AER’s Application to Strike
‘Fake news on trial’: Plaintiff awarded special costs in five-year B.C. libel suit by Dan Fumano, December 31, 2016, Vancouver Sun Fake news can have real consequences — and, as a B.C. court heard this week, it can lead to … Continue reading
Canada: Judge doesn’t wait for trial, Rules doctor caused infections, issues summary judgement – without full hearing. Compare to Ernst lawsuit being dragged out year after year after year, merely on preliminary motions, with Alberta courts ruling AER is legally immune, even for acts in gross negligence & bad faith, owes harmed Albertans “no duty of care.”
Judge doesn’t wait for trial, may have set class-action precedent, in finding doctor caused spinal infections by Tom Blackwell, December 12, 2016, National Post Dr. Stephen James gave at least six of his patients serious infections while performing epidurals like … Continue reading
UK: Councillor wins right to mount High Court challenge over ‘unlawful’ fracking licence in Cheshire; Court placed £5,000 cap on legal costs Mr. Dean will have to pay personally if he loses because he’s trying to protect the environment from frac’ing & drilling harms
Challenge over ‘unlawful’ fracking licence in Cheshire by BBC News, December 15, 2016 IGas Energy is drilling in search of fossil fuels which could potentially lead to fracking An environmental campaigner has won the right to mount a High Court … Continue reading