Arroyo and others v Equion Energia Ltd (formerly known as BP Exploration Company (Colombia) Ltd)

Land – Compensation. The Technology and Construction Court dismissed four test claims relating to the construction of an oil pipeline in Colombia, brought by Colombian farmers. It held that, on the evidence, one of the claims failed because any liability that the defendant might have had had been extinguished by novation. None of the other claimants had suffered loss or damage as a consequence of the Ocensa pipeline that justified an award of damages.

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