US Right Forum For Peru Oil Pollution Suit, High Court Hears

Law360, New York (October 1, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT) -- Occidental Petroleum Corp. on Thursday told the U.S. Supreme Court that a Ninth Circuit ruling in a suit over allegations the oil company polluted waterways in northern Peru ignores high court precedent and threatens an important doctrine of forum selection.

In a petition for writ of certiorari, Occidental argues that the Ninth Circuit's ruling not to rehear the case en banc directly conflicted with existing high court precedent, and that it created a circuit split with the D.C. and Second Circuit courts that threatened to limit...
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