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[PDF] Canadian Court Strikes Out Ecuadorian Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company and TSX

An Ontario court today struck out a lawsuit brought in Ontario by three Ecuadorian campesinos against a Canadian mining company…whose security forces they say assaulted them in Ecuador...The Court also dismissed their lawsuit against the TSX…Murray Klippenstein, legal counsel for the Ecuadorians, said he is instructed to appeal the decision…The Court…said that “…there is no connection between the Plaintiffs and the TSX Defendants … [so as to] impose an obligation…” As to the Company and its directors, the court said “…“silence” from the Directors cannot establish the requisite personal nexus between the acts and omissions of the Directors and what allegedly occurred in Ecuador to the Plaintiffs…” [refers to Copper Mesa Mining]

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