Chevron's $27B Amazon Case To Get New Judge

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 2:34 PM EDT) -- Mired in a bribery scandal, the Ecuadorian judge overseeing the $27 billion environmental suit against Chevron Corp. will be replaced by a colleague, injecting a new degree of uncertainty in a suit the oil giant claims has been rigged from the beginning.

Armed with footage that allegedly proves the judge's pact with the plaintiffs, Chevron has clamored for Judge Juan Nunez' removal and the annulment of his rulings, but the acting president of the provincial court in Ecuador Tuesday allowed Judge Nunez to step away from...
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