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[video] Chevron to contest damages in Ecuador drilling case
Author: Euronews, Published on: 15 February 2011
A court in Ecuador has awarded record damages in an environmental pollution lawsuit against the US oil company Chevron. The case which has been running for more than 17 years has implications for other mega claims. But Chevron has contested the award of $8 billion dollars and has counter sued for fraud. Environmentalists portray the case as a fight for justice against rich polluters. Originally $27 billion dollars had been demanded.