Lago Agrio Case Comes To An End (For Now?)

Update: I made a correction to this story, relating to the pendency of an enforcement case in the Argentine Supreme Court.

The Lago Agrio plaintiffs have consented to dismissal of their action in Ontario for the recognition and enforcement of the Ecuadorian judgment. Their consent came in the face of Chevron’s motion to dismiss. Because the Ontario action was, as far as I know, the only case still pending anywhere in the world seeking recognition and enforcement of the Ecuadorian judgment, I think it is fair to say that this is the end of the Lago Agrio case.

There are of course a lot of ancillary odds and ends left to resolve, from the fate of Steven Donziger to the costs the LAPs may be assessed in Ontario. But the Lago Agrio plaintiffs have also promised to bring new proceedings elsewhere. Whether they keep that promise remains to be seen.

Oil barrels in Ecuador

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Sebastián Paredes

    The recognition and enforcement of the Ecuadorian judgment is still pending in the Supreme Court of Argentina!

    1. Ted Folkman

      Hmm. That is possible—let me check my notes! My memory was that the LAPs has lost in Argentina, but it is possible that it was an intermediate appellate decision. Thanks for the comment.

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