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10 Nov 2015

Canadian Press

Lawsuit against B.C. company by miners injured in shooting must be heard in Guatemala: Judge

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A judge has ruled that seven protesters hurt outside a Guatemalan mine owned by a company registered in British Columbia must file their lawsuit in the Central American country…The seven Guatemalan citizens had argued the case should be heard in B.C. because they had no faith their country’s legal system would hold the company accountable. But Tahoe asked the court to decline jurisdiction in the case, and B.C. Supreme Court Justice Laura Gerow agreed with the company. She says trying the action in B.C. would be costly and inconvenient…Gerow has stayed the lawsuit, ruling the plaintiffs can file it in Guatemala, where she says the legal system is imperfect but functional…

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Canadian judge declines to hear Guatemalan farmers’ lawsuit against Tahoe Resources over severe injuries; rules case should be heard in Guatemala

Tahoe Resources lawsuit (re Guatemala)