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NGOs ask Canadian court to unseal documents concerning relationship between Chevron Canada & parent co. to help Ecuadorian plaintiffs in oil pollution lawsuit

"Record Environmental Judgement Moves to Ontario Superior Court in Toronto", 5 Apr 2018

...Friends of the Earth Canada, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund of the United Steelworkers of Canada, and Amazon Watch filed an application to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice calling on the court to unseal documents in the historic legal effort to enforce one of the largest environmental judgments in history...Later this month, a hearing will be held in Toronto before the Superior Court of Ontario where the Ecuadorians will appeal a lower court decision, essentially protecting Chevron Canada's assets from being seized to cover the debts of its parent company.  Chevron has thus far been able to hide the documents in this case from public scrutiny and has argued that the assets of its subsidiary Chevron-Canada cannot be seized.  These documents...may show that the Canadian company takes direction from Chevron management in the U.S. and operates as little more than a holding company.  The motion filed today asserts that preventing the public from accessing Chevron's filings violates the principle of open justice...The Ontario Court of Appeal has also stated in a recent ruling that the case against Chevron is "public interest litigation...

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