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23 Feb 2011

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In 1993, a group of Ecuadorian citizens of the Oriente region filed a class action lawsuit in US federal court against Texaco (Aguinda v. Texaco), and in 1994 a group of Peruvian citizens living downstream from the Oriente region also filed a class action lawsuit against Texaco in US federal court (Jota v. Texaco)...In February 2011 the international arbitration panel issued a ruling in favour of Chevron ordering Ecuador to suspend enforcement of any judgment against the company in the Ecuadorian legal proceedings.