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Canada High Court: Lago Agrio Plaintiffs May Seek Enforcement Of $18.5B Award

(September 8, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT) -- TORONTO — The Canada Supreme Court on Sept. 4 ruled unanimously that the plaintiffs in the Lago Agrio contamination lawsuit against Chevron Corp. could seek enforcement of the $18.5 billion judgment they won in Ontario Court (Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje, No. 35682, 2015 SCC 42).

(Opinion available. Document #15-150915-003Z.)

Lago Agrio Allegations

In 2003, residents of Lago Agrio sued Chevron in an Ecuadorian court, alleging that the company was part of an oil consortium that caused damages in the Oriente region of the country.

The trial...
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