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Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

The Second Circuit affirmed a district court decision holding that an $8.646 billion judgment granted by an Ecuadorian court for pollution in the Amazon was...

Jam v. International Finance Corp.

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by Indian fishermen and farmers against the World Bank in connection with a $450 million loan issued for the construction of a coal-fired power plant in India. The plaintiffs filed suit...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

A district court held that a multibillion dollar judgment granted by an Ecuadorian court for environmental pollution in the Amazon was procured by fraud and therefore enjoined the attorney and two of his Ecuadorian clients from seeking...

Republic of Ecuador v. Mackay

The Ninth Circuit affirmed two lower court decisions ordering an oil company to produce expert witness documents for use in a foreign proceeding concerning an environmental contamination dispute in Ecuador. The court rejected the...

National Ass'n of Manufacturers v. Securities and Exchange Commission

A district court upheld an SEC rule imposing certain disclosure requirements for companies that use "conflict minerals" originating in and around the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Manufacturing groups argued that the rule's...

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to claims under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). The case arose after a group of Nigerian nationals residing in the United States filed suit in federal...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger,

A district court denied motions to dismiss an oil company's racketeering claims against an attorney and his clients, a group of Ecuadorians, who were awarded a multibillion dollar judgment by an...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

A district court denied a corporation's motion to freeze the assets of Ecuadorian plaintiffs and to prevent them from collecting the proceeds of a multibillion dollar judgment in an underlying case involving environmental...

Chevron Corp.

The Third Circuit reversed a lower court order granting an oil company's application...

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

A district court issued a preliminary injunction enjoining plaintiffs from enforcing a multibillion dollar judgment awarded by an Ecuadorian court against an oil company for environmental pollution in the Amazon. The evidence...