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Chevron Wins ‘Key Victory’ In Ecuador Pollution Lawsuit

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March 5, 2014

A U.S. judge handed Chevron Corp. a key victory in the energy company’s long-fought battle against a multibillion-dollar pollution lawsuit in Ecuador, ruling the American lawyer leading the case resorted to bribery and fraud.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan agreed with Chevron March 4 that attorney Steven Donziger had paid off a judge and engaged in money laundering to secure a $9.5 billion judgment from an Ecuadorean court against the global oil giant. The ruling leaves Donziger, who spent the past two decades fighting Chevron, with a slimmer chance of ...

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