Teachers Union Suing District Over Asbestos In Schools

By Staff, Apnews.com -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The union representing public school teachers in Philadelphia is suing the district over its handling of asbestos contamination in schools, the union said Monday. The [...]

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Youth Climate Suit, While Agreeing Government Policy Is Destroying The Planet

By Staff, Static1.squarespace.com -

Eugene, Oregon - Today, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals “reluctantly” concluded that the youth plaintiffs’ case in Juliana v. United States must be made to the Congress, the [...]

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Calling Plan To Open Millions Of Acres Of Public Land To Fracking ‘Illegal’

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Environmental groups are pushing back on the Trump administration’s decision to expand fracking in California. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s [...]

Federal lawsuit Filed Against Pro-Palestinian Human Rights Vigil

By Alison Weir, Israelpalestinenews.org -

A Michigan synagogue member has filed a federal lawsuit against “Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends,” a small human rights group that has been holding a pro-Palestinian vigil outside a [...]

Emails Reveal U.S. Justice Dept. Working Closely With Oil Industry To Oppose Climate Lawsuits

By David Hasemyer, Insideclimatenews.org -

In early 2018, a few months after the cities of Oakland and San Francisco sued several major oil companies over climate change, attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice began a series of [...]

2020: A Year Of Pipeline Court Fights, With One Lawsuit Headed To The Supreme Court

By Phil, McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

After years of mounting opposition to the increasing build-out of oil and gas infrastructure, 2020 is shaping up to be the year that pipeline opponents get their day in court. One case headed to [...]

Group That Sued LAPD Over Controversial Data Policing Programs Claims Victory

By Emmanuel Morgan, Latimes.com -

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a grassroots advocacy organization, claimed a major victory against the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday after the agency released key details of data [...]

A US Human Rights Group Is Being Sued By Pro-Israel Organizations Over An Alleged Connection To ‘Balloon Terror’

By Michael Arria, Mondoweiss.net -

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is the target of a $90 million lawsuit that accuses the group of engaging in environmental terrorism. The legal action was brought forward by the [...]

15 Canadian Kids Sue Their Government For Failing To Address Climate Change

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

Fifteen children and teenagers from across Canada sued their government on Friday for supporting fossil fuels that drive climate change, which they say is jeopardizing their rights as Canadian [...]

Millions Against Monsanto: ‘What Fools’

By Staff, Organicconsumers.org -

The nearly 18,000 cancer victims suing Monsanto in the U.S. aren’t alone. Farmers worldwide are taking to the courts to hold Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer, accountable for concealing the [...]

Artists Call For Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art To Drop Trustee Tied To $130 Million Lawsuit Over ICE Detainees

By Staff, Artforum.com -

Mariner Kemper, the CEO and chairman of the UMB Financial Corp (UMB Bank) and a trustee of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri—which was founded by his parents, R. [...]

$10 Million Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Rockwool, Allies

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

A civil complaint was filed yesterday in Circuit Court in Jefferson County, W.Va., alleging that Rockwool Group, one of its employees and former members of the local development authority [...]

Environmental Groups Sue To Block Trump’s Endangered Species Act Rule Changes

By Georgina Gustin, Insideclimatenews.org -

Eight environmental organizations launched the first challenge to the Trump administration's moves to weaken the Endangered Species Act, filing a lawsuit Wednesday that aims to prevent what they [...]

Fighting Back: Six States Sue The EPA Over Its Approval Of Pesticide Linked To Brain Damage

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

Last month the EPA announced that despite urging from the scientific community, it will not ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Now six states are fighting back against the decision. [...]

Fossil Fuels On Trial: Where The Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today

By David Hasemyer, Insideclimatenews.org -

A wave of legal challenges that is washing over the oil and gas industry, demanding accountability for climate change, started as a ripple after revelations that ExxonMobil had long recognized [...]