NY court rules in favour of Canada's Talisman Energy in Sudan genocide lawsuit
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed Friday with a 2006 judge's ruling that found there was no credible evidence to support the claims against Calgary-based Talisman Energy Inc.
The company is Canada's biggest independent oil and gas exploration and production company.
A 2001 lawsuit seeking unspecified damages was brought by the Presbyterian Church of Sudan on behalf of current and former residents of southern Sudan who suffered injuries during six years of a decades-long conflict in the region.
Both the Canadian and U.S. governments had opposed the lawsuit.
Source: Associated Press, 02 October 2009, NEW YORK