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Top Ecuador Court Upholds $9 Billion Ruling Against Chevron

Ecuador's highest court has upheld a $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant Chevron for decades of rainforest damage that harmed indigenous people. Plaintiffs celebrated the constitutional court's decision announced Tuesday night by saying it leaves no doubt about their right to receive compensation for oil spills that contaminated groundwater in indigenous communities in the Amazon. But the ruling is largely symbolic as Chevron no longer operates in the South American...

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