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Liability for damages due to export of toxic waste: final ruling

Nyhet   •   Jul 17, 2019 10:18 CEST

In a long and extensive environmental liability suit in Sweden, approximately 800 Chileans sued a Swedish mining company. The claim was based on the grounds that the mining company had exported toxic waste to Chile which subsequently caused damage to the plaintiffs' health. The case regards a potentially tortious act which occurred more than 30 years ago and poses the question of whether a company can be liable for environmental damage disclosed long after the tortious act has taken place. Linda Hallberg and Tor Pöpke provide a summary of the case and comment on the decision. Read the article here.