New York City Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

New York City is suing five of the largest oil companies over the billions of dollars it spends protecting the city from the effects of climate change, and it plans to divest its pension funds' [...]

Previously Anonymous Police Officers Named In ACLU Suit For J20 Abuses

By Baynard Woods, -

In a new filing, amending a pending lawsuit against Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department, the ACLU named 27 police officers who they say violated the constitutional rights of several [...]

Apple Execs Face Jail In France After Lawsuit Over Slowing Down iPhones

By Rory Mulholland, -

A French activist group has launched a criminal lawsuit against Apple over its policy of slowing down older iPhones in a case that could see the tech giant 's executives jailed and cost it five [...]

State AGs Suing FCC For Putting ‘Corporate Profits Over Consumers’

ByJake Johnson, -

"The FCC's vote to rip apart net neutrality is a blow to New York consumers, and to everyone who cares about a free and open internet," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman—who is also [...]

In Kids’ Climate Lawsuit; Gov Effort To Dismiss Case

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

The Trump administration's efforts to block a major climate change lawsuit that was brought on novel grounds by a group of young people appeared to suffer a setback Monday at a hearing before a [...]

Lawsuit Sheds Light On Justice Department’s Surveillance Of Journalists

By Kevin Gosztola, -

By Kevin Gosztola for Mint Press News - The Justice Department has twenty-seven ongoing leak investigations, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. That is a staggering number, and now, the [...]

Lawsuit Against Environmental Activists Should Be Dismissed

By Blake Nicholson, -

By Blake Nicholson for Associated Press - BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Environmental groups being sued by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit. [...]

Farm Workers Sue North Carolina To Protect Their Union Rights

By Brian Hauss, -

By Brian Hauss for ACLU - Dolores Huerta, the legendary civil rights icon and farmworker activist, had it right: “Organized labor is a necessary part of democracy.” Day in and day out, unions [...]

Greenpeace Sues Norway Over Arctic Exploration

By Tone Sutterud and Elisabeth Ulven, -

By Tone Sutterud and Elisabeth Ulven for The Guardian - The Norwegian government is being sued by climate activists over a decision to open up areas of the Arctic Ocean for oil exploration, a [...]

Dakota Access Pipeline Corp Paid For Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Opponents

By Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, and Alice Speri, -

By Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, and Alice Speri for The Intercept - THE PRIVATE SECURITY firm TigerSwan, hired by Energy Transfer Partners to protect the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, was [...]

Lawsuit Against Baltimore Police For Actions During #AFROMATION Protest

By Shannon Wallace, -

By Shannon Wallace for City Paper - Nine Baltimore activists have filed a class action lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and the state of Maryland related to last year's #AFROMATION [...]

10th Amendment Center Activist Fights Against Local Gov Bullying Tactics

By Staff, -

By Staff of Activist - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky will represent Tenth Amendment Center national communications director Michael Maharrey in a lawsuit filed against him by the [...]

Portuguese Children To Sue European Govs Over Climate Change

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Herald - Seven children are to sue European governments in a landmark lawsuit over the impact that climate change is having on their lives. The Portuguese youngsters, some from [...]

Industry Lawsuits Try To Paint Environmental Activism As Illegal Racket

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

By Nicholas Kusnetz for Inside Climate News - On a bright afternoon in May 2016, two men in a silver SUV pulled into Kelly Martin's driveway. One of them, tall and beefy with a crew cut, walked [...]

Residents Claim Energy Transfer Partners Violated Constitutional Rights

By Sue Sturgis, -

By Sue Sturgis for Facing South - Four Pennsylvania residents filed a federal lawsuit this week against Texas-based pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), claiming the Fortune 500 [...]