Corporate accountability civil lawsuit filed in Vancouver
On June 18th 2014, seven Guatemalan men filed a civil lawsuit in British Columbia against BC-registered Tahoe Resources Inc. This is the first time a civil lawsuit has been launched in BC against a Canadian mining company for harms caused at a company`s overseas operations. The claimants are being represented by Vancouver law firm Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman (CFM) and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) in Canada and the Centre for Legal, Environmental and Social Action (CALAS) in Guatemala.
READ THE LEGAL CLAIM and other relevant documents posted to the CCIJ website here.
This is the second civil lawsuit filed in Canada in recent years concerning incidents at mine sites in Guatemala run by subsidiaries of Canadian mining firms. The first civil lawsuit was filed in 2010 by plaintiffs from the department of El Estor, Guatemala against HudBay Minerals and its subsidiaries. Amnesty International was granted intervenor status in the case by the Ontario Superior Court.
You can read the documents related to the HudBay case here.