Ecuadoreans Appeal Arbitration Move In Chevron Spat

Law360, New York (March 18, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Ecuadorean indigenous groups seeking $27 billion in environmental damages from Chevron Corp. have appealed a federal judge's recent decision allowing the oil giant to take the long-running case to arbitration.

The plaintiffs lodged a notice of appeal Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accusing Chevron of forum-shopping. The appeal takes the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Judge Leonard B. Sand of the Southern District of New York on March 11 rejected the Ecuadorean...
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