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$1.1B class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of former ‘Indian hospital’ patients

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Ann Hardy, the representative plaintiff, alleges she is among those Indigenous victims of sexual abuse.

Lawsuit focuses on alleged ‘horrific treatment’ at 29 segregated hospitals across Canada

By Lauren Pelley, CBC News, Jan 30, 2018

Two Canadian law firms have filed a $1.1-billion class-action lawsuit on behalf of former patients of government-run “Indian hospitals,” which comprised a decades-long segregated health care system now marred by allegations of widespread mistreatment and abuse, CBC News has learned. Read the rest of this entry

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Energy firm behind Dakota Access Pipeline sues demonstrators

dapl-signBy David Ward, APTN National News, August 23, 2017

The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is suing Greenpeace and other organizations it has labeled as “rogue environmental groups and militant individuals.”

Energy Transfer Partners filed the lawsuit with U.S. federal court on August 22.

The company alleges the group of “co-conspirators manufactured and disseminated materially false and misleading information about Energy Transfer and the Dakota Access Pipeline for the purpose of fraudulently inducing donations, interfering with pipeline construction activities and damaging Energy Transfer’s critical business and financial relationships.” Read the rest of this entry