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Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction in US to hear Peruvian pollution case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Peru, USA
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  • December 17 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American oil company and its Peruvian subsidiary must defend themselves in a U.S. district court in California in a class-action water-pollution lawsuit brought by 25 members of the Achuar indigenous group and Amazon Watch, seeking damages for contamination in Peru allegedly caused by defendants over three decades