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16 October 2014

Article argues court decision in US Deepwater Horizon case “underscores obvious racism behind” Chevron’s resistance to liability in Ecuador; includes company response

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16 October 2014

Nigeria: Ruling on lawsuit against Pfizer over damages caused by alleged illegal drug testing scheduled for October

Author: Joe Nwankwo, Daily Independent (Nigeria)

"Nigeria: Court Fixes October 27 for Ruling On Pfizer's Trovan Case", 14 Oct 2014...

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15 October 2014

As Arab Bank prepares to appeal decision under US anti-terrorism law, legal experts examine lawsuit's implications for financial institutions

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13 October 2014

Accounts and Accountability: Arab Bank Found Liable for Transactions Under the Anti-Terrorism Act

Author: Fatema Merchant, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in JD Supra

On September 22, 2014, a Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank, Jordan’s largest lender, guilty of violating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act for providing financial services to individuals and entities linked to Hamas…This is the first jury verdict to impute...

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13 October 2014

Chevron Wins Ecuador Lawsuit But Money May Go To Amazon Communities

Author: Mayu Chang, CorpWatch Blog

The Dutch Supreme Court recently upheld an arbitration tribunal judgment requiring the Ecuadorean government to pay Chevron $106 million for breach of contract. Ironically, activists say Ecuador is now free to hand this money to [Amazonian] indigenous...

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13 October 2014

Colombian farmers sue BP in the UK over pipeline's alleged impact on environment & livelihoods

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13 October 2014

Fossil fuel companies may face extensive litigation for climate change damages, warn experts

Author: Andrew Gage, West Coast Environmental Law & Michael Byers, University of British Columbia, in Globe and Mail (Canada)

"Why climate litigation could soon go global", 9 Oct 2014...

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12 October 2014

Handling Hamas money just got a lot riskier for Middle East banks

Author: Michael Pizzi, Al Jazeera

As the dust settles on a landmark ruling against Jordan-based Arab Bank, found liable for knowingly processing transactions of Hamas members and thereby supporting its attacks on civilians, legal experts have just begun to parse the implications for...

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8 October 2014

Chevron battles Ecuadorian oil pollution lawsuit in multiple countries

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7 October 2014

Cambodians file claim before Intl. Criminal Court alleging widespread & systematic land seizures by govt. & govt-linked businesses amount to crime against humanity

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