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France high court upholds oil company liability for 1999 spill

[JURIST] The French Court of Cassation [official website, in French] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, PDF, in French] a lower court's 2008 decision finding French oil company Total [corporate website] and several other defendants criminally liable for an oil spill that occurred of the coast of Brittany in 1999. Over 20,000 tons of oil seeped from an oil tanker called Erika, which Total chartered from an Italian company, decimating 400 kilometers of coastline and causing harm to wildlife. Total was found...

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