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16 Feb 2017

Alex Robinson, Law Times (Canada)

Ecuadorian plaintiffs in lawsuit against Chevron over oil pollution plan to appeal in Canadian court

"Plaintiffs plan to appeal Chevron decision", 13 Feb 2017

The lawyers representing Ecuadorian plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Chevron Corporation have applied for leave to appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss an action against the company’s Canadian subsidiary...The case, Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, made headlines recently after Ontario Superior Court Justice Glenn Hainey said the assets of Chevron Canada Limited could not be seized to pay out a foreign judgment against Chevron Corp., as the seven-level indirect subsidiary is not an asset of the parent company.  The plaintiffs have now applied for leave to appeal the decision to the Ontario Court of Appeal.  In their Notice of Appeal, the plaintiffs took issue with the judge’s finding that the assets of the subsidiary are not assets of Chevron Corp...A spokesman for Chevron Corporation said the company is confident that any court that rules on the case will rule in its favour.