Brazil Decides Rio Has Jurisdiction to Judge Chevron

(Corrects first paragraph to say case instead of lawsuit.)

Brazil’s federal justice decided that a federal court in the city of Rio de Janeiro has jurisdiction to judge a criminal case against Chevron Corp. for an oil spill off the state’s coast, according to an e-mailed statement.

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