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13 December 2017

Canada: Guatemalan women give testimony as part of discovery procedure in lawsuit against Hudbay Minerals

Author: Ashifa Kassam, Guardian (UK)

" Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses' ", 13 Dec 2017...

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13 December 2017

USA: Court of Appeals hears children's climate change lawsuit against the federal Govt.

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11 December 2017

So. Africa: Lawyer representing 30 000 mineworkers in silicosis case says deal with mines most likely final by end of 2017

Author: Pete Lewis, GroundUp (South Africa)

"Silicosis: we’re close to a deal with the mines, says miners’ attorney", 11 Dec 2017...

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11 December 2017
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Author: Ágora (España)

“Los litigios sobre responsabilidad en el cambio climático, una tendencia creciente”, 1 de septiembre de 2017...

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11 December 2017

Following abuses in Guatemala, Canadian NGOs propose a national human rights ombudsperson to oversee the mining sector

Author: National Observer (Canada)

“Raids, incarceration and decimated Indigenous land stains Canada's reputation in Guatemala”, 6 of December 2017...

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11 December 2017

U.S. government calls for teens' climate change lawsuit to be halted

Author: Tina Bellon, Reuters (UK)

The U.S. government on Monday urged a federal appeals court to issue an order blocking a lawsuit over climate change brought by a group of Oregon teenagers, warning that allowing it to go forward could lead to a constitutional crisis....

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8 December 2017

Kids' Lawsuit Over Climate Change Faces Big Test In Federal Court

Author: Abby Smith, Bloomberg

 ...The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments Dec. 11 and weigh whether a novel climate change lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, should continue to move forward...[T]he litigation—brought in 2015 by 21 youth plaintiffs...

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8 December 2017

USA: Court rejects class action status for gender discrimination lawsuit against Google

Author: Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNNTech (USA)

" Google notches a win in gender discrimination lawsuit ", 6 Dec 2017...

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7 December 2017

USA: Court must dismiss Energy Transfer's suit against EarthFirst! as it is a philosophy, NGO says

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

" Trump Lawyers Attempt to Sue an Environmental Philosophy under Anti-Racketeering Laws ", 5 Dec 2017...

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7 December 2017

USA: Multidistrict litigation will look into drug manufacturers & distributors' alleged contribution to opioid deaths

Author: Eric Heisig, cleveland.com (USA)

" Cleveland federal judge to hear dozens of lawsuits filed against Big Pharma nationwide ", 5 Dec 2017...

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