9th Circ. Won't Review Occidental's Peruvian Pollution Case

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday denied Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s bid for an en banc rehearing of a panel ruling that revived claims that the oil company's Peruvian unit polluted waterways and caused health problems for members of an indigenous group in northern Peru.

The appeals court unanimously rejected Occidental's bid for a panel rehearing and voted against the company's petition for an en banc rehearing of the case, after the panel's June 2011 amended ruling found that a lower court had properly determined Peru to be...
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