Court in Canada sides with Chevron in Ecuador Oil Pollution Case

Posted on May 3, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Oil

An Ontario Superior Court judge has sided with Chevron Corp. and tossed out an attempt by lawyers for Amazonian villagers trying to use Canadian courts to collect on a controversial $19-billion (U.S.) judgment levelled against the company in Ecuador over oil pollution.

The nearly 20-year battle between the Ecuadoreans and Chevron has seen its share of plot twists, including allegations of bribed judges, faked evidence and other wrongdoing made by both sides in U.S. courts and in a long-standing and bitter public-relations battle. Read Article

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