Jota v. Texaco Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 20181
No(s). 97-9102(L) et al (2d Cir. Oct 5, 1998)

The court holds that a district court erroneously dismissed foreign plaintiffs' environmental and personal injury claims against a U.S. oil company on the grounds of forum non conveniens, comity, and failure to join an indispensable party. The claims alleged that members of the indigenous tribes suf...