Provincial Gov't of Marinduque v. Placer Dome, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 20225
No(s). 07-16306 (9th Cir. Sep 29, 2009)

The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a district court decision dismissing a Philippine island's action claiming that an American company polluted its waters. According to the complaint, Placer Dome severely polluted the lands and waters of Marinduque for some 30 years, caused two cataclysmic envi...

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