Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation  ONCA 827 (October 31, 2017)
Court of Appeal for Ontario
Ecuadorian community members filed an action in Canada for recognition and enforcement of an Ecuadorian court judgment holding Chevron accountable for environmental harm from petroleum development in the Amazon. The Superior Court of Justice granted Chevron’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the plaintiffs’ claim against Chevron (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation  ONSC 135).
In re Application of Maui Electric Company, Case No. SCWC-15-0000640 (Dec. 14, 2017)
Hawaii Supreme Court
REsp 647.493/SC [MPF v. Brazil and mining companies] (22 May 2007):
Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn. BHD v. Hue Shieh Lee (21 October 2016)
Malaysia Court of Appeal
[Decision upheld on appeal - summary below]
Hue Shieh Lee is a resident of Bukit Koman and Vice President of a community organization formed to look after the health and welfare of residents impacted by a gold-processing facility operated by Raub Australian Gold Mining (Raub).
Raub filed a defamation claim against Hue Shieh Lee for statements she made about the company in two published news articles.
Lungowe v. Vendanta Resources PLC  EWHC 975 (TCC) (May 7, 2016)
England and Wales High Court (Technology and Construction Court)
More than 1,800 residents of four Zambian communities near the Nchanga copper mine brought an action in the UK against Vendanta Resources (Vendanta) and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for harm arising out of pollution and environmental damage caused by mining operations.
Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India, Original Application No. 486 of 2014 (May 4, 2016)
National Green Tribunal
A community member filed a case with the National Green Tribunal to force regulators to control toxic effluent and fly ash being discharged by a paper manufacturer, Century Pulp and Paper (“Century”) .
Jam v. International Finance Corporation, No. 15-612 (D.D.C. 2016)
A U.S. District Court dismissed a case filed against the International Finance Corporation (IFC) concerning the IFC's financing of the Tata Mundra iltra-mega coal-fired power plant in India on the ground that the IFC is immune from suit.
Click on the link to access of .pdf of the decision.
Greenpeace India Society v. Union of India, W.P. (C) 5749/2014 (January 20, 2015)
High Court of Delhi at New Delhi
Greenpeace India challenged directions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs blocking Greenpeace India’s access to funds transferred to it from foreign donors through legitimate banking channels. Greenpeace India established that it was properly registered under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) and regularly filed necessary returns with the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Resident Marine Mammals of the Protected Seascape Tañon Strait v. Secretary Angelo Reyes, G.R. No. 180771 (April 21, 2015)
Supreme Court of the Philippines