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Is Fracking Safe?
In a series of recent judgments the EU General Court has given some guidance to companies considering challenging the inclusion of their substances in the REACH Candidate List. In summary, it is now clear that the listing of...more
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In the latest U.S. chapter of the long and hard-fought battle over claims of pollution and adverse health effects from oil development in the Ecuadorian rain forest by Texaco (acquired by Chevron in 2001), a potentially...more
In re Republic of Ecuador and Dr. Diego Garcia Carrion’s Application Under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1782, 2:11-mc-00052 (GSA) (E.D. Cal. 2011), is an application the Ecuador among others to take the testimony in the U.S. of...more
We have posted several times on the U.S. aspects of the international dispute between Chevron and the plaintiffs from Ecuador suing for environmental contamination. We have followed the Southern District’s decision granting...more
On September 19, 2011, a federal appeals court reversed Southern District Judge Lewis Kaplan's preliminary injunction blocking worldwide enforcement of an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador.
In its ruling, a...more
The Chevron-Ecuador Litigation A high profile and complex dispute involving a group of Ecuadorian residents, Chevron Corporation and the Republic of Ecuador is forcing courts and the media to focus on an arcane...more
Following the 2003 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Beals v. Saldanha, where jurisdiction simpliciter is otherwise established, the only available defences to a domestic defendant seeking to have a Canadian court refuse...more
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