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28 October 2009

Coca-Cola lawsuit (re India)

In May 2003, the Perumatty Grama panchayat, in the Indian state of Kerala, revoked Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverage’s (the India subsidiary of Coca-Cola) licence to operate its factory in Plachimada village, alleging that the company’s activities resulted...

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27 November 2009

Kivalina lawsuit (re global warming)

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19 January 2010

Shell lawsuit (re oil pollution in Nigeria)

The plaintiffs filed three separate lawsuits, each one addressing the impact of oil spillages in the three villages – Oruma, Goi and Ikot Ada Udo.  The Oruma lawsuit claims that oil spillages occurred on 26 June 2005 and that Shell Petroleum...

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17 February 2010

Barrick Gold lawsuit (re Western Shoshone tribes, USA)

On 20 November 2008, several US Western Shoshone tribes and non-profit organizations filed a lawsuit in Nevada federal court against the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking a preliminary injunction to stop Barrick Gold from proceeding with the ...

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18 March 2010

Nishimatsu lawsuit (re World War II forced labour)

In 1998, five Chinese survivors of World War II brought legal action in Japan against Nishimatsu Construction.  The plaintiffs alleged that Nishimatsu forcibly brought Chinese individuals to the Hiroshima Prefecture during World War II and used them as...

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6 May 2010

Chisso Corporation lawsuit (re Minamata disease)

Between 1938 and 1968, the wastewater from Chisso Corporation’s chemical factory in the Kumamoto district of Japan flowed into Minamata Bay.  This wastewater contained mercury.  In 1956, a doctor at Chisso’s factory reported increased cases of indi...

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17 May 2010

Red Lands Roses lawsuit (re Kenyan workplace injury)

On 10 April 2000, Hiribo Mohammed Fukisha filed a civil lawsuit against Red Lands Roses in Kenya,claiming that, as an employee spraying herbicides and pesticides, he had been exposed to hazardous chemicals.  He claimed that this exposure caused serious...

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5 October 2010

Statoil lawsuit (re Human Rights Advisor)

On 17 August 2010, Statoil's Human Rights Advisor filed a lawsuit against the company alleging the company had made false promises and misrepresentations about the Human Rights Advisor position, which she had relied on in accepting the job and forgoing...

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11 October 2010

Abu Ghraib lawsuits against CACI, Titan (now L-3)

Plaintiffs are a group of Iraqis who are former prisoners detained at Abu Ghraib. They filed suit in US court under the Alien Tort Claims Act alleging the companies operating Abu Ghraib participated in torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity...

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2 December 2010

US Deepwater Horizon explosion & oil spill lawsuits

On 20 April 2010, the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire in US waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  11 workers were killed in the explosion and 17 injured.  The rig was owned by Transocean on lease to BP, which was the main...

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