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Ecuador fights Chevron in Canada over environmental damage

Chevron's long battle to beat back a $9.5bn Ecuadorian judgment against it over environmental damage in the Amazon has taken one step forward and another back

The company reached a settlement with a former foe in the case, but lost an important decision in Canada's Supreme Court that will allow the Ecuadorian plaintiffs to pursue Chevron through that country's legal system. Chevron scored an important victory in reaching a settlement with the legal advisory firm H5, which had provided legal discovery services and played a key role in arranging funding for the plaintiffs' legal team led by the lawyer and activist Steven Donziger. According to the terms of that settlement, H5 will withdraw from the case and assign its 1.25% interest in any proceeds from the judgment to Chevron, an amount that could exceed $100m if Chevron is ever forced to pay the

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