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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

Ninth Circuit allows Peruvian toxic exposure claims to proceed in US courts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Peru, USA
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  • December 9 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an oil company failed to meet its burden of proving that Peru would be an adequate alternative forum in litigation by indigenous people claiming injury from the company's operations in their country

Defamation verdict against Peruvian scientist in GM maize research dispute to be reviewed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Peru
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  • May 28 2010

According to a news source, the Peruvian Superior Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by a medical sciences biotechnologist convicted of defamation by a lower court for criticizing another scientist whose research allegedly showed that genetically modified (GM) maize had been illegally planted in a valley on the Peruvian coast