Federal appeals court allows damages against Chevron for Ecuador oil spill

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Monday ended an injunction [JURIST report] on damages levied against US oil company Chevron [corporate website; JURIST news archive], making the company potentially liable for $18 billion in damages to Ecuadorian citizens for an oil spill in the 1990s. The award will not be granted immediately, pending appeals in Ecuador [press release] and a decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration [official website; case materials] in The…

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