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The court throws Ecuador's claim at $ 9.5B against Chevron Canada



(Reuters) – On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected allegations that tried to force the Chevron Corps Canadian unit to pay a $ 9.5 billion convicted in Ecuador against the US oil producer over Andean land pollution. [19659002] Residents of Ecuador's Lago Agrio region have been trying to force Chevron to pay for water and soil contamination from 1964 to 1992 by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001.

The villagers received a verdict against Chevron in Ecuador 2011. But the Company has no assets in the country, and the villagers have tried to sue in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina to enforce the decision.

The Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled in 201

7 that Chevron Canada was a separate entity to the parent company and its shares and assets could not be seized by those who tried to enforce the Ecuadorian judgment.

Canada's Supreme Court rejected a request to review the final decision now.

"Any further efforts of the plaintiff's lawyers to continue this trial in Canada would be an abuse of the country's legal system and a waste of their remedies," said R. Hewitt Pate, Chevron's Vice President and Secretary General.

Last year, an international court unanimously decided that fraud from Ecuador's Supreme Court against Chevron was obtained through fraud, corruption and corruption.

Texaco was released from liability through a solution with Ecuador years earlier, the tribunal found.

Patricio Salazar, one of the lawyers for the affected communities, said the Supreme Court left the parent company Chevron Corp.. as the only respondent and the communities would continue immediately to trial to force the US oil company to follow the Ecuadorian verdict.

"While we wanted the Supreme Court in Canada to hear the question, it means that it does not mean that it is resolved and it can be a path We will be decided at a later time after we have executed the judgment," Salazar says.

                    


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