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So. Africa: Mining companies set aside millions for potential settlement of gold miners’ silicosis lawsuit
Author: Kevin Crowley , Bloomberg Technology
"Anglo, Gold Miners Set Aside Millions for Lung Disease Claims", 27 Jul 2017...
USA: 3 Californian communities sue 37 “carbon majors” seeking compensation for costs of adapting to sea level rises linked to climate change
Author: Sam Levin, Guardian (UK)
"Airbnb sued by woman who says she was sexually assaulted by 'superhost'", 28 July 2017...
USA: Bass Pro Shops settle lawsuit over alleged discrimination against minorities in its hiring practices for $10.5 million
Author: Wes Johnson, Springfield News-Leader (USA)
"Bass Pro, EEOC reach agreement on discrimination claims; company will pay $10.5 million", 25 Jul 2017...
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Indian communities affected by adverse impacts of coal-fired power plant ask US court to reconsider doctrine of “absolute immunity” from lawsuits of Intl. Finance Corp.
Author: EarthRights International
"Judge Declares World Bank Immunity Cases “Wrongly Decided”; Indian Plaintiffs Ask D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to Review “Absolute Immunity” Doctrine", 25 Jul 2017...
- Related stories: Intl. Finance Corp. lawsuit (re financing of coal-fired plant in India)
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- Related companies: Tata Group
Australia: Traditional owners' native title claim upheld in landmark decision against mining company Fortescue Metals Group
Author: Angus Sargent, ABC News (Australia)
"Pilbara native title claim surrounding Solomon Hub mine owned by Andrew Forrest's FMG upheld", 20 July 2017...
Thailand: Environmental defenders sued by state & co.; villagers face up to ten years in prison for opposition to mining
Author: Fortify Rights (Thailand)
"Thailand: Drop Charges, Protect Environmental Defenders", 24 Jul 2017...
USA: Disability rights group sues Uber over alleged discrimination against people with mobility impairments
Author: Brad Anderson, Carscoops
"Uber Sued For Not Accommodating Disabled Users In New York City", 20 July 2017...
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