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19 July 2018

Kenya: Tullow Oil says it might shut operations if protests by locals over benefits sharing & insecurity persists

Author: David Herbling & Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg

"Tullow's Kenya Oil Operations Threatened as Impasse Endures"...

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16 July 2018

Lawsuits claim MGM has no liability to Las Vegas shooting victims

Author: Rachel Crosby, Las Vegas Review-Journal (USA)

MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability.  The company, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue, argues that it cannot be held...

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12 July 2018
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Author: CDES- Centro de Derechos Económicos y Sociales (Ecuador)

“Corte Constitucional Negó la Acción Extraordinaria de Protección solicitada por Chevron” – 11 de julio de...

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5 July 2018

Philippines: Labour ministry orders NutriAsia to regularise 80 contractual workers following protests

Author: ABS-CBN News

"Workers at NutriAsia must regularize 80 workers, DOLE says," 03 July 2018...

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2 July 2018

Rhode Island sues oil companies over climate change

Author: Timothy Cama, The Hill (USA)

Rhode Island’s attorney general sued a dozen oil and natural gas companies and their affiliates Monday in state court, accusing them of causing climate change and not sufficiently mitigating its effects.  Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Rhode...

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11 June 2018

USA: Plaintiffs ready to reactivate their cases against Kerr-Mcgee Corp. over fraudulent actions

Author: James Haplin, The Times Tribune

"New suit filed over toxic plant in Avoca," 5 September 2015...

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5 June 2018

Drugmakers, in Bid to Extinguish Opioid Suits, Say There's No 'Viable Legal Theory'

Author: Amanda Bronstad, National Law Review (USA)

Drug companies defending opioid lawsuits have fired back in the federal court handling the sprawling litigation...The companies—manufacturers and distributors of the prescription painkillers, and retail pharmacies—outlined their defenses in motions to...

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27 May 2018

Philippines: Dept. of Labor releases list of labour-only contracting companies; food chain giant Jollibee tops list

Author: Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer

"Jollibee tops DOLE list of labor-only contracting companies" 28 May 2018...

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23 May 2018

Ontario court denies Indigenous Ecuadorians redress against Chevron Canada for pollution of land

Author: Marco Chown Oved, The Star (Canada)

The Indigenous people from Ecuador who have been living for decades on land poisoned by oil companies have had their appeal for redress against Chevron Canada rejected.  An Ontario Appeals Court panel of judges ruled Wednesday that Chevron Canada...

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23 May 2018

Ecuadorian Villagers lose fight to have Chevron Canada pay US$9.5 billion

Author: Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press via City News (Canada)

The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based oil giant Chevron Corp. cannot be held liable for a US$9.5-billion award a court in Ecuador ordered against the parent company in favour of Ecuadorian villagers, Ontario’s top court ruled on Wednesday.  Even though...

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