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17 Dez 2013

Nick Divito, Courthouse News Service (USA)

Ontario Court Allows Chevron Suit to Continue [Canada/Ecuador]

A lawsuit on behalf of 47 Ecuadoreans trying to seize Chevron Corp.'s Canadian assets as part of their effort to collect on a multibillion-dollar judgment against the energy giant can continue, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled…The decision overturns a ruling in May by Ontario Superior Court Justice David Brown, who found that the company had no assets in Canada…In 2011, an Ecuadorian court found the oil giant liable for polluting the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador…Chevron said in a statement that it is evaluating its next steps, which include a possible appeal…Chevron filed suit in the federal court in Manhattan, arguing that the judgment was a product of fraud and that the judge who issued the order was part of a bribery scheme spearheaded by one of the lead attorneys, Steven Donziger...

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Ontario Court of Appeal rules plaintiffs in oil pollution lawsuit against Chevron can pursue enforcement of Ecuadorian judgment in Canada

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)