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The Chevron Ecuador Saga Continues as Second Circuit Overturns Anti-Enforcement Injunction

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

Ecuador Appellate Court Affirms Judgment Against Chevron

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

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum (No Corporate Liability Under AlienTort Claims Act)

Order Affirming Motion to Dismiss

A panel of the court ruled 2-1 on September 17, 2010 that the Alien Tort Statute gives U.S. courts jurisdiction over alleged violations of international law by individuals only, not by corporations. The decision dismisses...more

Enforcing Foreign Summary/Default Judgments: The Damoclean Sword Hanging Over Pro Se Canadian Corporate Defendants? Case Comment...

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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