Carijano v. Occidental Petroleum Corp.

ELR Citation: 40 ELR 20039
No(s). s. 08-56187, -56270 (9th Cir. Dec 6, 2010)

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing a Peruvian Achuar indigenous group's lawsuit against an oil company for environmental contamination and the release of hazardous wastes. The complaint alleges that, during its 30 years in the Achuar territories, the oil company kno...