Chevron Case Sparks Legacy Contamination Fears

Law360, New York (July 22, 2009, 8:08 PM EDT) -- As Chevron Corp. tries to fight off a lawsuit in Ecuador that is seeking $27 billion in damages, other multinational energy corporations are worried that they may get caught up in similar situations, according to experts.

Within the past few years, many companies have taken an increased look at how to minimize risk, and have begun performing more rigorous environmental due diligence, according to Pamela Giblin, chair of the environmental department at Baker Botts LLP.

She said, however, that there was always going to be some...
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