No. 00 CIV. 9812(CSH).

253 F.Supp.2d 510 (2002)

Rodolfo Ullonoa FLORES; Luisa Torres Cheequiezol, on behalf of Veronica Velazco Torres; Maxima Quispe Canargo, on behalf of William Angelo Caronado; Elena Casilla, on behalf of Henry Anderson Casilla; David Bacangel Aguilar Juana; Jaillita Manani; Able Valdivia Acevedo; and Mario Herrera, for the Estate of Mario Vitaliano Herrera Salinas, Plaintiffs, v. SOUTHERN PERU COPPER CORPORATION, Defendant.

United States District Court, S.D. New York.

July 16, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Taub & Showman, LLP, New York, NY, Schirrmeister Ajamie, Houston, TX, for Plaintiff, Wallace A. Showman, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, of counsel.

Covington & Burling, New York, NY, for Defendants, Eric Hellerman, Peter J. Nickles, of counsel.


HAIGHT, Senior District Judge.

The eight plaintiffs in this case, who are residents of Peru,1 claim that they have suffered asthma and lung disease as a result of environmental pollution from defendant Southern Peru Copper Corporation's mining and refinery operations in and around Ilo, Peru. Southern Peru Copper Corporation ("Southern Peru" or "SPCC"), a Delaware corporation with its principal...

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