vendredi 4 septembre 2015

Canada’s Supreme Court Says Ecuadoreans Can Sue Chevron

04/09/2015 -

Canada’s highest court pushed a reset button Friday on a group of Ecuadorean villagers’ quest to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental judgment based on accusations that Chevron ravished the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.
The Supreme Court of Canada held that Ontario courts have jurisdiction over a lawsuit that the Ecuadorean plaintiffs filed in 2012 as an attempt to collect on the mega-judgment against the energy giant.
The plaintiffs, villagers from Ecuador’s rural Lago Agrio region, had in 2011 secured a ruling from an Ecuadorean court that put Chevron on the hook for $19 billion, although that amount was slashed on appeal to... Read more