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Argentina: Appeals court rejects Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron
Author: Zennie Abraham, Oakland News Now (USA), Published on: 21 May 2019
'"Chevron Ecuador Update: Argentine Court Rejects Fraudulent Ecuadorian Judgment Against Chevron", 21 May 2019
In this Chevron Ecuador Update, the Argentine Appeals Court rejected the plaintiffs Ecuadorian judgment in the ongoing lawsuit against the San Ramon-based energy company. The simple reason is because Chevon was never in Ecuador to start with, either directly or financially.
“The local courts lack international jurisdiction to hear the main claim because there is no reasonable point of connection between the case and the forum,” the Chamber of Appeals said in its decision on July 3 2018.
R. Hewitt Pate, vice president and general counsel for Chevron said “Just weeks after favorable court decisions in Brazil, Canada, and Gibraltar, the extortion scheme against Chevron continues to collapse. Argentina’s court of appeals has tossed out this case, and any court that respects the rule of law should do the same.”
The Argentine Appeals Court decision also completely reverses Argentina’s orginal November 2012 action where Argentina Civil Judge Adrian Elcuj Miranda ordered up to 40 percent of Chevron’s bank accounts in Argentina to be held in escrow after the original Ecuador decision against the California-based company...