Chamber Asks 2nd Circ. To Block $18B Chevron Verdict

Law360, New York (July 1, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other organizations on Thursday urged the Second Circuit to uphold an injunction barring Ecuadorean plaintiffs from enforcing an $18 billion pollution award against Chevron Corp. in U.S. courts.

The chamber said it had long been in the tradition of English and U.S. courts to block the enforcement of potentially corrupt foreign judgments.

The injunction, the group said, was a well thought out limit on the Ecuadorean plaintiffs, who won a suit in that country over claims that Chevron polluted massive...
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