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September 13, 2016

In the News Today – September 13, 2016

  • Chevron Canada Makes its Case Against Enforcement of Fraudulent Judgement in Canada: Chevron Canada yesterday argued that it is a distinct legal entity from Chevron Corporation — “actually seven steps removed” — and thus “beyond the legal reach” of Ecuadorian plaintiffs seeking enforcement of a $9.5 billion judgement against Chevron Corporation that U.S. courts ruled was obtained through fraud and bribery. (Financial Post)
  • Commentary Writer Rips Canadian Court’s Decision to Consider Ecuador’s Chevron Case: Joanna Baron, director of the Runnymede Society, comments on the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal to allow Ecuadorian plaintiffs to seek enforcement against Chevron Canada of the controversial $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corporation. She writes that the decision “significantly aggravates the risk of companies holding assets in Ontario and renders them vulnerable from plaintiffs seeking to collect on claims obtained in foreign courts, even those obtained under by way of the ‘legal fraud of the century.’” (Globe and Mail)

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