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Oklahoma Wind Company Tries to Get Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed because Plaintiffs Aren’t a Proper Organization

Washington Examiner — October 6, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Apex has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against it over its $452 million wind farm, which the plaintiffs claim is a nuisance that devalues their homes. Apex claims the Oklahoma Wind Action Association does not appear to be an appropriate […]

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Danish Homeowner Successfully Sues Vestas for Spoiling View and Loss of Property Value

David Atherton — Breitbart.com — Sept. 12, 2014 Europe’s troubled wind turbine industry has a new predicament, with a householder in Denmark successfully suing Vestas, a Danish wind turbine manufacturer. Vestas was sued by the householder with the help of International Law Office and awarded 500,000 Danish kroner (£53,000) in compensation for the loss of […]

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Denmark: High court rules on compensation for noise from wind turbines

Environment & Climate Change – Denmark High Court rules on compensation for noise from wind turbines September 01 2014 Background Depending on their location, wind turbines can cause noise, visual interference and light reflections. These issues are governed by public and private law, including neighbour law. The main rules regarding noise from wind turbines can […]

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New York: 60 Residents File Lawsuits Against Invenergy Wind Facility

(Note:  This is one to keep our eye on.  The lawyer involved also handled the Love Canal lawsuits.  Should be interesting. — DQ)   Ed Reilly — WKBW — August 21, 2014 ORANGEVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) Sixty residents from Orangeville and Attica have filed lawsuits claiming that the Stony Creek Wind Farm is ruining their quality of […]

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Plympton-Wyoming seeking $300,000 to hire Julian Falconer to Fight Industrial Wind Turbines

Tyler Kula — Sarnia Observer — May 5, 2014 Residents of Lambton County are being asked to donate $300,000 to join a potentially precedent-setting charter case, questioning the Ontario government’s approach to industrial wind turbines with inconclusive data about how they affect people’s health. “We’re nearly certain it’ll go to the Supreme Court, so we […]

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U.S.: Another wind developer being sued for fraud. Will wonders never cease?

Utility alleges fraud in Montana wind farm deal MATTHEW BROWN — Associated Press — March 31, 2014 A California utility that invested in a Montana wind farm has accused the developer of fraudulently concealing that federal wildlife officials recommended the project get a permit in case it harms eagles. San Diego Gas & Electric and […]

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Michigan: Judge rules it’s too late to add more participants to wind turbine suit

Jeff Broddle — Cadillac News — January 22, 2014 A Wexford County judge turned down a motion by the defendants in a wind turbine lawsuit to allow as many as 200 property owners who lease their property to the wind developers to be added as participants in the suit. Several dozen property owners filled one […]

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W. VA: Woman sues wind farm over vibrations and noise

Associated Press — October 2, 2013 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia woman who says she’s suffered physically and mentally from turbine vibration at a wind farmnear Keyser is suing to have the operations shut down. Anna Bell Saville lives about 1½ miles from the site and contends she’s lost the ability to enjoy her home and […]

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UK — Abbott business advisor threatens to sue farmer if windfarm does him harm

Maurice Newman, chairman of Coalition’s proposed business advisory council, sends legal warning over windfarm Lenore Taylor – The Guardian — June 16, 2013 The man who will chair Tony Abbott‘s business advisory committee is among a group of country landholders threatening to sue a neighbouring farmer for “substantial damages” if their health or property values are […]

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Wainfleet loses lawsuit — Court declares bylaw invalid and without effect

Dave Johnson — Niagara Advance — April 12, 2013 WAINFLEET – A Superior Court of Ontario judge has ruled Wainfleet’s two-kilometre setback for wind turbines invalid. The decision came down Friday in the lawsuit brought about by Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. and its owners the Loeffen family and Tom Rankin, head of Rankin Construction, after the township […]

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Port Ryerse Wind turbine lawsuit proceeds

Monte Sonnenberg — Simcoe Reformer — February 12, 2013 A group of Port Ryerse residents are moving forward with a lawsuit against a wind turbine company and neighbours who have leased land to it. Notice of the lawsuit was recently filed at the Norfolk County courthouse. The lawsuit pits plaintiffs Heather and James Walters, Kathleen […]

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Port Ryerse, ON — Wind turbine lawsuit in the works

Monte Sonnenberg — Simcoe Reformer — October 14, 2012 PORT RYERSE – Port Ryerse residents are organizing themselves to test a new legal question related to the development of wind farms. Eight property owners have lent their names to a lawsuit seeking damages for property devaluation arising from the UDI Renewables proposal in the hamlet west of […]

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$14 million lawsuit claims wind project will have negative impact on property values

County Live — Aug. 8, 2012 A $14 million lawsuit has been launched by 20  plaintiffs against WPD Canada and 20 participating landowners of the White Pines wind project.  They claim the 29-turbine development will have a negative impact on property values. Kevin Surette, manager of communications, said WPD will provide studies showing turbines won’t […]

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Goderich Family Sues for Full Disclosure on Gag Clauses

From the:  Falconer Group Law website September 13, 2011- Drennan Family Takes on Wind Companies’ Gag Clauses Shawn and Tricia Drennan are landowners facing a pending windfarm project known as Kingsbridge II. Kingsbridge II will consist of upwards of 150 turbines one of which will be as close as approximately 650 meters from their home. […]

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