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New delay hits human rights suit against Shell (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Sunday May 31st 2009, 10:25 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

A pre-trial conference scheduled in the potentially landmark lawsuit brought by Nigerian plaintiffs against oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been delayed until Wednesday, court papers show. [News Source]

Lead weights for tires should be banned, EPA is told (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sunday May 31st 2009, 10:22 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

The federal government should ban the use of lead weights, those fingertip-size chunks of metal that balance the tires of cars and trucks, says a petition filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week. While the federal government has banned... [News Source]

Residents, groups want a Chesapeake Bay cleanup, not a lawsuit (The Daily Record)
Sunday May 31st 2009, 10:09 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

DUNDALK — When the breeze blows north to Bear Creek from the Sparrows Point steel mill, it means one thing to Jerry Tomko: the Tomcat will need to be washed. [News Source]

Kent County official loses lawsuit against law firm (The Daily Record)
Sunday May 31st 2009, 10:09 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

A lawsuit against Funk & Bolton P.A. by a Kent County Board of Education member who was investigated for sexual harassment was properly dismissed, the Court of Special Appeals has held. [News Source]

Bridge project battle lines drawn: Lawsuit adds race to factors in rivalry (Crain’s Detroit Business)
Sunday May 31st 2009, 9:11 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

The factions are taking shape as the first significant legal challenge to a new, publicly owned Detroit River crossing begins in federal court, potentially creating a schism among civic, social and business groups in Southwest Detroit. [News Source]

GM likely to seek U.S.-Canadian protection (National Post)
Sunday May 31st 2009, 7:28 pm Filed under Shareholder lawsuit

General Motors of Canada Ltd. was hatched in the early 1900s when a farmboy named Sam McLaughlin sent a telegram to an old pal in Michigan asking if he could borrow an engineer to make plans for horseless carriages after his own engineer fell ill. That pal was GM Corp. founder Billy Durant [News Source]

Wyo will file wolf lawsuit Tuesday (Casper Star-Tribune)
Sunday May 31st 2009, 6:29 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

The Wyoming Attorney General said Friday will file a lawsuit next Tuesday to challenge the recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's ruling that rejected the state's wolf management plan. [News Source]