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Ecuadorian plaintiffs in Chevron oil pollution lawsuit file action in Brazil attempting to enforce Ecuadorian judgment

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Author: Ecuador en Vivo

Juan Pablo Sáenz, abogado defensor de los perjudicados por Chevron, aseguró que ante la negativa de la petrolera de reconocer la “legítima sentencia” emitida por las cortes ecuatorianas, se han visto obligados a solicitar la ejecución de la sentencia en Canadá y Brasil, países con larga trayectoria de reconocer sentencias extranjeras. Explicó que una vez presentada la demanda, los jueces de estos países se limitan a revisar que se haya seguido el debido proceso y decidir si se ejecuta o no la sentencia...

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28 June 2012

Ecuador plaintiffs target Chevron's assets in Brazil

Author: Eduardo Garcia, Reuters

Ecuadorean plaintiffs have filed a second lawsuit outside the Andean country, this time in Brazil, in a bid to enforce an $18 billion court ruling against…Chevron for polluting the Amazon...The legal case has spanned nearly two decades and is being watched closely by multinationals accused of pollution elsewhere in the world. Issued by an Ecuadorean court in Lago Agrio,…the original ruling was upheld by an appeals court in January - but Chevron has appealed to Ecuador's Supreme Court. Since Chevron no longer has assets in Ecuador, the plaintiffs are trying to get the ruling enforced outside the OPEC-member country. Last month they filed a legal lawsuit against the oil company in Canada…Chevron denies the accusations. It says Texaco did not pollute the jungle and that it properly cleaned up all the pits for which it was responsible.

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