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Updates On “Big Oil” Liability: Justice Is Prevailing! – Forbes

Several past columns have dealt extensively with two types of lawsuits against “Big Oil.” On the one hand, California and New York cities are suing Big Oil for creating the “nuisance” of, essentially, causing the Earth’s temperature to rise. On the other hand, Ecuadorean plaintiffs are suing Chevron for, essentially, poisoning indigenous people. Both sets of suits are nonsense, as my past columns have pointed out. The cities’ suits don’t meet any intelligible definition of nuisance. Chevron did not despoil the Ecuadorean jungle and was found liable only by a kangaroo court in that country. Read more>>

Chevron Ecuador case background

Several past  columns have dealt extensively with two types of lawsuits against “Big Oil.”  On the one hand, California and New York cities are suing Big Oil for creating the “nuisance” of, essentially, causing the Earth’s temperature to rise.  On the other hand, Ecuadorean plaintiffs are suing Chevron for, essentially, poisoning indigenous people. Both sets of suits are nonsense, as my past columns have pointed out.  The cities’ suits don’t meet any intelligible definition of nuisance. Chevron did not despoil the Ecuadorean jungle and was found liable only by a kangaroo court in that country. Read more>>

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