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Lawsuits by companies against advocates

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12 December 2018
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26 November 2018

Vale-BSGR lawsuit (re complicity in violence against villagers in Guinea)

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28 September 2018

Appleby lawsuit against BBC & The Guardian (re Paradise Papers)

On 4 December 2017, the offshore law firm Appleby launched breach of confidence proceedings against the BBC and the Guardian in the English High Court over their reporting of leaked documents detailing offshore tax-avoidance schemes of some of the...

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24 September 2018

Apple lawsuit against Attac (re tax avoidance protests)

On 4 January 2018, Apple filed a summon for urgent proceedings against the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens (Attac) before a Paris court over sit-ins in some of the company’s French store in Paris on 2 December...

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30 August 2018

Metal Refinery (EPZ) lawsuit (re lead pollution in Kenya)

In 2016, the Centre for Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA) instituted a class action lawsuit on behalf of the Owino Uhuru community in a Kenyan Environment and Land Court in relation to lead contamination and poisoning....

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29 August 2018

Shell lawsuit (re oil spills & Ogale & Bille communities in Nigeria - Okpabi v Shell)

On 14 October and 22 December 2015, the Ogale and Bille Nigerian communities respectively filed claims against the UK company Royal Dutch Shell plc (hereinafter Shell) and its Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the UK...

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14 August 2018

Unilever lawsuit (re ethnic violence in Kenya)

In 2016 employees and residents of a Unilever tea plantation in Kenya filed a lawsuit against Unilever PLC (the UK-domiciled parent company) and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (the Kenyan-incorporated subsidiary) at the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench...

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25 June 2018

Grupo México lawsuit (re toxic spill in Mexico)

On 6 August 2014, 40.000 m3 of chemicals from the Buenavista del Cobre mine, a subsidiary of Grupo México, spilled into the Sonora and Bacanuchi rivers.  The toxic spill caused water and soil contamination which affected approximately 22,000 people...

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25 June 2018

Samsung lawsuit (re misleading advertising & labour rights abuses)

Since 2013, the human rights and workers' rights organizations Sherpa, ActionAid France – Peuples Solidaires and Indecosa-CGT have filed various claims against Samsung Electronics and its subsidiaries in different French courts. The organizations asse...

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22 June 2018

Tonkolili Iron Ore lawsuit (re complicity in violence against villagers in Sierra Leone)

On 30 November 2015, the law firm Leigh Day filed a lawsuit in the UK High Court on behalf of 142 villagers against the mining firm Tonkolili Iron Ore Ltd and its parent company African Minerals, alleging complicity in police crackdowns in Sierra Leone...

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