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Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje

Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje [2015] SCC 42 (September 4, 2015)
Supreme Court of Canada   

Ecuadorian citizens who obtained a multi-billion dollar judgment against Chevron Corporation (Chevron) for extensive environmental pollution caused by oil operations in Ecuador brought an action to recognize and enforce the judgment in Canada.  Chevron sought to dismiss the case, claiming the Canadian court did not have jurisdiction. 

ArcelorMittal South Africa v. Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance

Company Secretary of ArcelorMittal South Africa v. Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance [2014] ZASCA 184
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa

A citizens group (VEJA) submitted access to information requests to a South African steel manufacturing company (ArcelorMittal) seeking the company’s master plan and progress reports concerning environmental protection and rehabilitation at two manufacturing sites.  ArcelorMittal withheld certain documents. 

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