Lawsuits: Selected cases

Our Corporate Legal Accountability "Big Issue" is here.  Below are links to case profiles on human rights lawsuits against companies.  A complete list of lawsuits profiled is available here.

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21 November 2017

BHP, Vale & Samarco: New agreement reached in civil law proceedings; incl. extending timeline for agreeing reparation arrangements

Author: R.T. Watson, Sydney Morning Herald

"BHP-Vale deal distances companies from $71.5b in dam collapse lawsuits", 18 November 2017...

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21 November 2017

Energy Transfer lawsuit (re Dakota Access Pipeline, USA)

On 22 August 2017, Energy Transfer filed a lawsuit against NGOs and others, including Greenpeace, BankTrack, and Earth First!, in the US District Court of North Dakota over their campaigning around the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline....

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3 November 2017

Ecuador: Affected communities maintain their long-running claims of negative health impacts linked to Chevron-Texaco oil spill

Author: Upside Down World

“Ecuadoreans Won’t Back Down in Fighting Chevron-Texaco Over Amazon Oil Disaster” – November 1, 2017...

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26 October 2017

China Communication Construction Company lawsuit (re HIV/AIDS discrimination, Uganda)

On 3 May 2017, two former Ugandan employees of China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) filed a lawsuit in the High Court of Uganda against the company for unfair dismissal. They claim they were dismissed for being HIV positive. CCCC denies the...

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22 October 2017

Indonesia: Report links communism suit against protester to campaign against gold mine; PT Bumi Suksesindo responds

Heri Budiawan faces up to 12 years in jail for allegedly violating Indonesia's anti-communism laws.  According to the report linked below, the case was filed by the then senior manager of external affairs of PT Bumi Suksesindo, a company operating a...

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22 October 2017

Indonesia: Anti-gold mine protester faces up to 12 years in jail for allegedly spreading communism

Author: Jewel Topsfield and Amilla Rosa, Sydney Morning Herald

"Gold mine protester tried for spreading communism as red scare sweeps Indonesia", 12 October 2017...

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19 October 2017
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Author: Reinhard Wolff, taz

"Musterprozess zu Umweltvergiftung: Spielen auf den Giftmüllbergen", 17 Oktober 2017...

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20 September 2017

India: State High Court stays criminal proceedings against ex-top cop for aiding Warren Anderson flee

Author: Live Law News Network (India)

"Bhopal Tragedy: MP HC Stays Criminal Proceedings Against Ex-DGP For Aiding Warren Anderson Flee India", 21 Sep 2017...

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14 September 2017

California communities’ lawsuit against 37 fossil fuel companies (re climate change compensation)

On 17 July 2017, three local governments in California (San Mateo County, Marin County, and the City of Imperial Beach) filed a lawsuit against 37 fossil fuel companies including BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy, Shell and Statoil....

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1 September 2017

USA: Missouri Governor signs new bill cutting minimum wage in St. Louis from $10 to $7.70

Author: Chris Weller, Business Insider (UK)

"St. Louis' Minimum Wage Has Dropped After Missouri's Governor Said Increasing It to $10 Would Take 'Money Out of People's Pockets'," 29 August 2017...

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