Case # 35682
Chevron Corporation, et al. v. Daniel Carlos Lusitande Yaiguaje, et al. (December 11, 2014)
The respondent plaintiffs brought an action in Ecuador against chevron corporation for environmental pollution. They seek to have their final judgment of US $9.51 billion in damages recognized and enforced in ontario against the appellants. Chevron has not acknowledged the authority of Ontario’s courts and declared the court has no jurisdiction. The Ontario Superior Court granted a stay on the basis there was no reasonable prospect of recovery since chevron held no assets in Ontario. At issue is the test for jurisdiction in private international affairs.