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I just received a tip about an intriguing Stanford University symposium that should be of interest to any readers interested in international class and collective action litigation. See below for the details.

Please join us for the
Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation’s Inaugural Symposium:

“Lessons from the Chevron Ecuador Litigation”

Friday, February 8, 2013
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Room 290
Reception to Follow

The ongoing litigation between Chevron and the people of Lago Agrio, Ecuador regarding environmental harms raises unprecedented transnational litigation issues. Twenty years after it was filed, the Chevron Ecuador litigation now spans three continents and concerns an $18 billion dollar judgment against Chevron—the largest award in an environmental suit to date. Having been characterized as everything from “a shakedown” to “a landmark victory,” this case raises important questions about the future of transnational litigation. There have been significant developments in this case in the past week, as noted by the popular press. MCLE credit available.

This symposium will bring together the actual lead attorneys litigating the case as well as leading scholars to discuss the ethics, financing, discovery, and enforcement implications of the Chevron Ecuador litigation for transnational litigation going forward. The full schedule will be available here.

60 Minutes: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4988079n
New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/01/09/120109fa_fact_keefe

Registration is free, but please RSVP.

Please contact Anuja Thatte (athatte@stanford.edu) for further information.

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