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25 April 2013

Veolia & Alstom lawsuit (re Jerusalem rail project)

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2 February 2012

[video] The Street: February 2, 2012: Native Land Rights & Northern Gateway [Canada]

Author: The Street, Business News Network [Canada]

Hearings into the Northern Gateway Project continue...a number of native groups have been vocal in their opposition to Enbridge's pipeline proposal saying that it infringes on their land rights. For insight into the legal issues at hand we are joined...

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30 January 2012

Pace gathers for strong extractive transparency laws in Europe, As Euro-MP meets with African campaigners and pledges support for robust rules

Author: Public Agenda, Ghana

...Arlene McCarthy, the European Parliament's rapporteur for the EU Transparency Directive, met with Publish What You Pay campaigners from Chad, Ghana and Niger on Wednesday and confirmed the EU's interest in country-by-country reporting...Ms McCarthy...

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25 February 2011

Woman receives $100,000 settlement in Belle Chasse sexual harassment case [USA]

Author: Mark Waller, Times-Picayune [USA]

Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services…has agreed to pay $110,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging it fired an employee in Belle Chasse for refusing to have sex with her boss. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged that a male supervisor...

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19 March 2009

Tim Nicholson: A green martyr [UK]

Author: Michael McCarthy, Independent [UK]

An executive sacked from a giant property company can claim he was unfairly dismissed because of his "philosophical belief in climate change", a judge ruled yesterday. In the first case of its kind, employment judge David Sneath said Tim Nicholson, a...

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10 July 2008

Palestinian villagers try to sue Canadian builders

Author: Rory McCarthy, Guardian [UK]

Lawyers for a Palestinian village have begun a rare legal case against two Canadian construction companies…The case…alleges that the two Canadian firms are breaching international law by building and selling homes in part of the settlement of Modi'in...

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26 October 2007

PLO disputes Jerusalem rail plan

Author: Rory McCarthy & Angelique Chrisafis, Guardian [UK]

The Palestinians have begun legal action against two prominent French companies [Alstom, which will provide the train carriages, and Veolia Transport, the public transport operator] in an attempt to stop work on a contested light-railway project in...

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7 August 2006

IBM comes out on top in age discrimination suit [USA]

Author: Caroline McCarthy,

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of IBM in an age discrimination suit concerning a change in pension plans that the plaintiffs said favored younger workers. The case, Cooper vs. IBM, was filed on behalf of 140,000 older IBM employees..."We...

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10 February 2006

Sweatshop policy gains clout - School board allies with workers group - Can monitor where uniforms are made [Canada]

Author: Tess Kalinowski, Toronto Star

The Toronto Catholic school board has decided to put some teeth into a new policy requiring its uniform suppliers to guarantee that their garments aren't made in sweatshops. The board will join eight others in Ontario that have contracted with the U.S...

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11 July 2004

Water wars: California's 'liquid gold' shouldn't be entrusted to private conglomerates

Author: Joseph W. Cotchett, attorney at Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy, former chairman of the California State Parks Commission, in San Francisco Chronicle

In the United States, 85 percent of water utilities are still public-owned, but that figure could change rapidly as multinational corporations such as France's Vivendi Universal and Germany's RWE swallow up smaller, locally run utilities around the...

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