Los Angeles County Sues Monsanto Over Chemical Contamination

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

According to the lawsuit, Monsanto had been aware that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were harmful but concealed the data for years while polluting the water. Los Angeles County recently filed [...]

Louisiana Law Turning Pipeline Protests Into Felonies Violates Constitution, New Lawsuit Alleges

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

A lawsuit filed today in federal court in Louisiana challenges the state’s “critical infrastructure” law, used to press felony charges against fossil fuel pipeline construction opponents, [...]

Judge Determines Flint Residents Can Sue US Government For Water Crisis

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

A federal judge recently determined that residents of Flint, Michigan have the right to file lawsuits against the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to immediately intervene on [...]

ACLU Files First Amendment Challenge To South Dakota Anti-Protest Laws

By Staff, Aclusd.org -

The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of South Dakota filed a federal lawsuit challenging three South Dakota laws threaten criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison and $50,000 fines [...]

Media Justice Sues FBI Over Surveillance Of Black Activists

By Nusrat Choudhury and Malkia Cyril, Aclu.org -

At a time when violence by white supremacists is on the rise, the FBI appears to be targeting Black people in a secret intelligence program concerning so-called “Black Identity Extremists”— an [...]

Environmental Groups, Activists Win Dismissal Of Lawsuit Filed By Dakota Access Pipeline Company

By Staff, Ccrjustice.org -

February 15, 2019, North Dakota – Late yesterday, a federal judge dismissed a sprawling racketeering lawsuit filed against Krystal Two Bulls, an Oglala Lakota and Northern Cheyenne organizer, [...]

Federal Court Dismisses $900 Million Pipeline Company Lawsuit Against Greenpeace

By Staff, Greenpeace.org -

BISMARCK, February 14, 2019 — Today, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a landmark dismissal [1] of all claims against all defendants in the USD$900 million [...]

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against BDS Supporters

By Middle East Monitor, Mintpressnews.com -

In the court’s 20-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote that the pro-Israeli group had “danced around key issues” and was unable to show that they had suffered enough monetary [...]

A Surge Of Climate Lawsuits Target Human Rights, Damage From Fossil Fuels

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A climate denier is in the White House, pushing policies that will boost emissions. Congress is doing nothing to stop him. So citizens and local governments who are facing the impacts of rising [...]

Workers Union Director Says Shutdown Lawsuit Will Prove Trump Administration Not ‘Above The Law’

By Tess Bonn, Thehill.com -

A lawsuit suing the Trump administration over the ongoing government shutdown will prove the federal government is not above the law, said a policy chief for the country's largest union [...]

Indigenous Group Sues Exxon, Energy Majors Over Fracking Waste Contamination in Patagonia

By Lorraine Chow, Readersupportednews.org -

A major indigenous group in the Argentine Patagonia is suing some of world's biggest oil and gas companies over illegal fracking waste dumps that put the "sensitive Patagonian environment," local [...]

Judge Rules Veterans With PTSD Can Move Forward With Lawsuit Over Discharge Classification

By John Bowden, Thehill.com -

A federal judge in Connecticut ruled Thursday in favor of thousands of veterans seeking to sue the federal government alleging they were discharged due to infractions related to untreated mental [...]

Bayer CEO: Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Victims Are ‘Nuisances’

By Julie Wilson, Organicconsumers.org -

There are about 8,700 lawsuits pending against Monsanto, by people who allege that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is responsible for their cancer. Most of the people behind these lawsuits have [...]

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 [...]

Supreme Court Decision Puts Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Back On Track For Trial

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

By a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a Trump administration motion to stop a constitutional lawsuit filed by 21 young plaintiffs from going to trial. The lawsuit, Juliana v. United [...]