For the second time in recent months, a British Columbian court has allowed a civil case to proceed against a resource company in British Columbia for wrongs allegedly committed outside of Canada.
On October 6, 2016, the British Columbia Supreme Court determined that a civil claim alleging human rights violations at an Eritrean mine could proceed to trial against a British Columbia mining company (see Araya v. Nevsun Resources Ltd., 2016 BCSC 1856: British Columbia Supreme Court refuses to strike civil claims alleging human rights violations at Eritrean mine).
On January 26, 2017, the British Columbia Court of Appeal … Continue Reading
The following Canadian Appeals Monitor blog post by Hovsep Afarian and Anu Koshal may be of interest to readers of this blog:
Canadian Subsidiaries Beware? The Ontario Court of Appeal Addresses the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Against Related Entities
The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, 2013 ONCA 758, has important implications for both foreign mining corporations and their Canadian subsidiaries. The decision clarifies the test by which Ontario courts will enforce foreign judgments, and allows enforcement actions to proceed in Ontario where the only hope of recovery is from the Canadian subsidiary of the foreign … Continue Reading