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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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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30 August 2017

Commentary: Investors should demand companies they invest in to have anti-slavery policies in place

Author: Fiona David, Investment Magazine (Aus)

"Investors Must Stop Turning a Blind Eye to Slavery," 29 August 2017...

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28 August 2017

Murray Energy lawsuit (re John Oliver’s alleged defamatory TV sketch, USA)

On 21 June 2017, Murray Energy and its CEO Robert Murray brought a civil action for defamation against TV comedian John Oliver – along with HBO, Time Warner, and writers for the show “Last Week Tonight”. The suit claims that Oliver and his team ...

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25 August 2017

DreamHost ordered to release some Trump protest website data to US Justice Department

Author: Tiffany Hsu, New York Times

"DreamHost Ordered to Release Some Trump Protest Website Data to U.S.," 25 August 2017...

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9 August 2017

Turkey: High court rejects cancellation of copper mine, disregards local opposition & warnings of negative social & environmental impacts

Author: Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish high court rejects cancellation of copper mine in Black Sea’s Cerattepe, 6 July 2017...

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27 July 2017

Vinci lawsuit (re forced labour in Qatar)

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12 July 2017

Research reveals US cruise companies are sidestepping labour regulations, avoiding taxes & environmental controls

Author: Ronny Rojas & Maye Primera, Univision Noticias, Columbia Journalism School

"Cruising, a Trip Far from U.S. Law"...

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10 July 2017

Philippines: Groups file petition for Supreme Court to stop govt from issuing new coal plant permits until environmental standards are met

Author: Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN

"SC urged to take action vs 'dirty coal' projects", 30 June 2017...

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12 June 2017

Eni lawsuit (re oil spill in Nigeria)

In May 2017, the Ikebiri community of Nigeria filed a lawsuit against Eni in Italy for clean-up and compensation of nearly 690 million naira (around 2 million euros) following an oil spill in the Niger Delta on 5 April 2010.  The community alleges...

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