SUDAN WATCH: NY court rules in favour of Canada's Talisman Energy in Sudan genocide lawsuit

Saturday, October 03, 2009

NY court rules in favour of Canada's Talisman Energy in Sudan genocide lawsuit

A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that a lawsuit alleging that a Canadian energy company aided genocide in its pursuit of oil in Sudan was properly thrown out.

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

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