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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - Security for costs - Where plaintiff resident out of jurisdiction - Appeal costs

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:20 AM  

Motion by the appellants to vary a security for costs order. The appellants were comprised of approximately 30,000 indigenous villagers from Ecuador's Oriente region. They obtained a $9.5 billion judgment in Ecuador against Chevron Corporation. The judgment was in respect of oil extraction activities in the Oriente region that allegedly caused extensive environmental damage. Chevron had no assets in Ecuador and refused to acknowledge the Ecuadorian judgment. The appellants sought to enforce the judgment in Ontario against Chevron and an indirect subsidiary, Chevron Canada. A motion...