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Legal Actions


Here you will find a growing number of legal proceedings currently filed, dealing with EMF and RF issues.

LEGAL ACTIONS: INTRODUCTION to TOPIC



Aug 21
2014

Court Raises Bar for Least-Intrusive Means Test

Court Rules in Favor of Public Hearings - Telecom tower industry newsletter article

  • Court Case Illuminates Problems of Time-limited Permits
  • Court Rules in Favor of Public Hearings 
"American Tower V. City of San Diego also addresses the issue of whether or not a public hearing should be required under California state law for a change to an existing antenna structure. Wireless advocates hold that legislative language in Section 6409(a) that "a State or local government may not deny, and shall approve, any eligible facilities request" precludes the need for a public hearing.

"The court states that the automatic approval of American Tower's applications without a hearing would deprive landowners of their property rights and would violate due process.

"[American Tower] claims that the automatic approval of its conditional users permit applications would not constitute a substantial or significant deprivation ... because the facilities are already in existence, their continued presence cannot possibly deprive adjacent landowners of any property rights," the court wrote. "This argument ignores [American Tower's] obligation to return the sites to their original condition now that the original conditional-use permits have expired by their terms.

"Dozens of antennas perched on hundreds of feet of towers alongside hundreds of square feet of equipment shelters may not seem like a cognizable impact to [American Tower], but we believe most landowners would beg to differ," the court added.




Aug 12
2014

Amended Notice of Civil Claim - August 12, 2014

Between Nomi Davis and BC Hydro

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
BETWEEN: NOMI DAVIS, AS REPRESENTATIVE PLAINTIFF - PLAINTIFF
AND:
BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY - DEFENDANT

AMENDED NOTICE OF CIVIL CLAIM . . .


Part 1: Statement of Facts

A. Parties

B.The impugned conduct

C. Contract

    i. Residential Contract
    ii. Commercial Contract
    ii. Microwave Device isnot necessary


D. The refusal (Residential)

D.2 The refusal (Commercial)

D.3 The Direct Communication

    i. BC Hydro Communication
    ii. Overlapping Issues
    iii. Information withheld
    iv. No notice to the plaintiff


E. The Residential Class

E.1 The Commercial Class

Part 2: RELIEF SOUGHT

Part 3: LEGAL BASIS

A. Rights and Freedoms

    i. Residential
    ii. Commercial


B. Causes of Action

C. Contract

D. Legislation

Appendix

    Part 1: CONCISE SUMMARY OF NATURE OF CLAIM

    PART 2: THIS CLAIM ARISES FROM TE FOLLOWING:

    PART 3: THIS CLAIM INVOLVES

    PART 4: 
    Hydro and Power Authority Act
    Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    Clean Energy Act

PARTICIPATION FORM to JOIN CLASS ACTION









Aug 8
2014

The brain tumor cases awaiting a Washington DC judge's ruling are now cleared to proceed to trial as the judge deemed the science strong enough to merit going to trial. This is a monumental decision.

"A Washington D.C. superior court ruled that five scientific expert witnesses can testify for consumers suffering from brain tumors allegedly caused or promoted by cell phone use . . .

"Judge Frederick H. Weisberg who is presiding over 13 consolidated lawsuits against the telecom industry ruled that experts met the Dyas/Frye legal standards and can offer testimony related to injury causation and health effects. The court held evidentiary hearings in December 2013 and January 2014 and reviewed hundreds of exhibits.

"Judge Weisberg noted that while the court did not decide the issue of whether cell phones cause brain tumors new scientific studies and information have emerged recently. His order referred to a May 2014 French case-control epidemiological study that found support for "a possible association between heavy mobile phone use" and brain tumors.

"Each of the plaintiffs in the litigation suffers from a brain tumor or is suing for a family of someone who died of brain cancer. . .




Apr 30
2014



Mass Tort Filed Against Utilities For Health Effects From Smart Meters/Smart Grid

"This is an announcement of legal actions against harm from wireless radiation from household and commercial digital electric meters.

"More and more people are discovering that otherwise unexplained health problems can be correlated and attributed to electromagnetic exposures from wireless devices, especially the new generation of "Smart Grid" digital electric meters.

"The recent and ongoing worldwide deployment of digital electric meters on homes has caused a major increase in symptoms, illnesses and injuries to health. The massive scale of these problems is just starting to be recognized.

"Those industries, businesses and individuals who profit from wireless technologies, such as your power company, are suppressing information about the hazards of wireless technologies. They are attacking proponents of responsible wireless management and they are knowingly exposing the public to harm and damage hoping that the general public and the media will refuse to believe the obvious and proven connection between electromagnetic radiation and biological damage.

"Because of the wireless industry's irresponsibility and wrongdoing, unfortunately, legal actions have become necessary. There are many illnesses and injuries caused by digital electric metering. Liz Barris, a lawsuit organizer, announces in this video how to recognize the symptoms of EMR exposure and how to contact competent legal assistance to join existing and upcoming legal actions to protect you and your family's health, safety, privacy, rights and property. . . .




Apr 24
2014

Israel: High court Wi-Fi lawsuit

National Parents Leadership vs. the Ministry of Education

"The high court ordered this morning to the State, to explain why they won't act to deploy wired networks in all schools in the country and stop using Wi-Fi networks in the frame of the computerized curriculum . . .

"The basis of the lawsuit was the argument that the Ministry of Education adopted for the outside impression expert opinions who determined that WiFi radiation endangers especially the health of children, who are especially sensitive to radiation. The Ministry of Education wrote in different documents filed to the court, about how they see themselves committed to children's health and therefore they must act according to the precautionary principle and to deploy wired networks in schools. But words and actions are two different things. In practice, the Ministry of Education pushed massively thousands of wireless networks into schools all over the country, while exposing the children to risk in contrast to the presentation to the outside. . . .




Apr 12
2014

Nova Scotia couple suing Bell Aliant re cell tower damage

Edna & Marshall Pettipas would appreciate your help - She is fighting for us all

" . . . Edna's success could have important favourable repercussions in the public interest. It is an opportunity that should be grasped. The other side with their incomparable financial resources is likely to bring witnesses, from medical and physics perspectives, who will try to negate that harm and loss could befall Edna due to cell tower radiation. To meet this challenge, more witnesses are needed for Edna's side, in the public interest. 

"Edna's lawyer has shown bravery in taking the case on contingency, i.e. he does not get paid unless he wins. That means, however, that fundraising is necessary to enable bringing international experts to testify at the trial. These witnesses' names need to be submitted to the court in a few months time, well in advance of the trial. So there is pressure to meet a deadline.

"This is an appeal for donations to enable such witnesses to attend. All donations will be used strictly towards bringing witnesses for Edna's case. Please donate now directly to Edna's Legal Fund

BACKGROUND DECEMBER 2011




Apr 1
2014

A group in Italy is suing the Italian Health officials for not educating the Italian public about the steps they can talk to make using a cell phone safer.

"Turin, March 20 - An association has taken legal action against the Italian health ministry for not doing enough to inform the public about the health risks of using mobile phones, it emerged Thursday. The Association for the Prevention and Fight Against Electrosmog filed a petition with the Lazio administrative tribunal on the basis of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) findings that 1,640 hours of cell phone use - the average over a 10-year period - increases the risk of developing brain cancer by 40%.

"The aim of the legal action is not to demonise cellphones, but rather to promote their correct use by forcing the ministry to launch a serious information campaign, lawyers acting for the association explained. The move is supported by Innocente Marcolini, a former company manager, who in 2012 won a Supreme Court battle to receive workers' compensation after developing a brain tumour due to prolonged cell phone use over a number of years. It was the first time that a high court in any country had ruled in favor of a link between mobile phone radiation and cancer.

"Many people are not aware of the risk they run by talking on their cellphone without an earpiece or keeping it in their trouser pocket," said Marcolini."




Mar 14
2014

MOSCOW, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/.

"A resident of the Moscow Region, Nikolai Lesnikov, has won a lawsuit he had filed a while ago demanding the removal of the cell phone tower that had been put up just 20 meters away from his home. Ever more Russians these days come to understand the risks the electromagnetic pollution of the environment is fraught with. However, no national program for studying and preventing this danger exists yet.

"Lesnikov took the mobile phone operator MTS to court late last year. He argued that the company had abused his constitutional right to a favorable environment. In his complaint, he asked the court to oblige the defendants to remove the tower, located just 20 meters away from his country home. . . .




Mar 1
2014

Cell Phone Radiation Litigation - Merchant Law Group

pursuing class action litigation in BC concerning cellular phone usage and allegations of resulting brain tumours

Merchant Law Group LLP

Class Actions

This lawsuit is aimed at corporations that have knowingly exposed the public to harmful levels of electromagnetic radiation.

Merchant Law Group LLP is pursuing class action litigation in British Columbia concerning cellular phone usage and allegations of resulting brain tumours.

Please note that joining our contact list for the Cell Phone Radiation Class Action creates no solicitor-client relationship, no financial obligation for you, and your information will be kept confidential.

If you are a B.C. resident and wish to receive updates about this action, particularly if you have used a cell phone and have been diagnosed with a brain tumour, please join the contact list by completing the form below. Please do not assume that this class action will result in individual compensation options being available. If you have any injury that you believe has been caused by cellular or other radiation, you need to contact your own lawyer and start an individual lawsuit regarding that injury without delay. . .   

ADD NAME TO CONTACT LIST




Jan 14
2014

BC Human Rights Tribunal Application Procedure (on-going)

FOR DISTRIBUTION in the matter of the CST application

First posted January 17, 2012 as part of the Doctor's Information Package on our website, this introductory information contains procedures and contact information re participation in the Human Rights Tribunal Class Action scheduled to begin in November of 2013.

Citizens for Safe Technology Society has made application to the BC Human Rights Tribunal to represent all those wishing to be accommodated with an analogue meter, and who feel disadvantaged by the forced exposure within their own home to wireless emissions beyond their control from a Smart Meter.

With our lawyer, we are working for a no-fee opt-out choice for people with electrosensitivity who experience heart irregularities, headaches, vertigo, nausea, anxiety, sleep disturbances, pain, and more from exposure to wireless devices.

Unfortunately, many people who tolerated such things as cordless phones and Wi-Fi are finding that the specific, strong pulses of the smart meter cause electrosensitivity symptoms where none existed before.  It also appears that the smart meters introduce "dirty electricity" to the wiring, which brings its own set of ill health symptoms. 

If you have a letter from a medical practioner e.g. doctor, naturopath, chiropractor or other, who can explain your condition in writing and verify that you experience ill health symptoms identified as electrosensitivity when exposed to wireless signals, then you can submit that with your full name, address and telephone number to Una St Clair and she will introduce your letter and name to the Human Rights Class Action.  Scan and email to una@citizensforsafetechnology.org or fax to 1-866-824-8865. 

Any further queries, such as a mailing address if you wish to mail your letter, can be addressed to Una St.Clair, again, at una@citizensforsafetechnology.org.

Applications are encouraged and accepted from those citizens who have a "legitimate" health complaint re electrosensitivity, and who have followed the specified procedure.  

This process is ongoing.  Please continue to send us your information.
 
 




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