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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:34:36 PM

Chevron has blocked an attempt to enforce a landmark $19-B civil court judgment from Ecuador against the company’s assets in Canada.

Lawyers for plaintiffs from Ecuador say they will appeal the decision of Ontario Superior Court Judge David Brown, who ruled on Wednesday that Ontario is not the proper jurisdiction for the case.

“Chevron does not possess any assets in this jurisdiction at this time,” Judge Brown said.

The Ecuadorian plaintiffs obtained the $19-B judgment against Chevron after a lengthy pollution trial in Ecuador. The plaintiffs last year hired famed Toronto litigator Alan Lenczner to bring an action in Ontario to enforce the judgment against the company’s Canadian assets.

Chevron challenged the legal move, successfully arguing that its corporate structure would make it
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 4:54:15 PM

Polluters will never be enough to penalize the damage they do.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 3:40:35 PM

Interesting.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:09:39 AM

kudo's to the ontario judge and chevron also
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daytonabiker
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 5:55:30 AM

Mission is NOT accomplished
Nationalize the oil in Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia,
Oil companies in America
Leave Qatar alone
Then the mission will be accomplished
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stefanwaggoner
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 3:10:53 AM

fines do not work against oil companies, they just jack the price to cover the cost.
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 2:21:27 AM

Chevron has certainly polluted Utah 3 times in the last couple of years. I have to wonder if Ecuador does not really have a case and they are dealing with the super money maze.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:47:48 AM

go judge.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:40:53 AM

Only the lawyers are making money.
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:15:06 AM

they don't pay...we pay...
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:14:04 AM


Follow the money.
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leemun
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:07:17 AM

Good for this judge. The Ecuadorian judgment was totally bogus.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:07:12 AM

Ypu play, you pay.
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russiam
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 12:02:56 AM

Uh oh
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cdrrod
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:53:35 PM

Time to pay the piper (so to speak)...
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 11:36:04 PM

Chevron must pay
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