Occidental Denied High Court Review Of Peru Pollution Case

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s appeal of a Ninth Circuit ruling that revived claims that the company's Peruvian unit polluted waterways and caused health problems for members of an indigenous group in northern Peru.

Occidental had argued that a Ninth Circuit panel's December 2010 ruling ignored high court precedent and threatened an important doctrine of forum selection. The panel revived the case, holding that Occidental failed to meet its burden of demonstrating that Peru was a more convenient forum and...
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