Canadian Court Allows Ecuadorian Villagers to Sue Chevron Over Amazon Pollution

8 Sep 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada

Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon region.The ruling allows the suit to proceed in the Ontario Superior Court.Spanish news outlet EFE quoted Chevron spokesman Morgan Crinklaw as saying the “decision has no bearing on the legitimacy or enforceability of the fraudulent Ecuadorean judgment.”Meanwhile, at a press conference in Quito, Ecuador, Pablo Fajardo, a lawyer for the villagers, said: “We are going to pursue Chevron’s assets in Canada and in the pertinent courts, until the last cent of the award is paid...

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