Patton Boggs Rehearing Bid Nixed In Ecuador-Chevron Suit

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday upheld the dismissal of a suit by Patton Boggs LLP seeking approval to represent a group of Ecuadorean environmental claimants suing Chevron Corp.

U.S. District Court Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. decided there was no error in dismissing the case in April. Patton Boggs had filed the suit seeking a declaration allowing the firm to represent the Ecuadorean litigants facing actions in 16 jurisdictions from Chevron, which is seeking discovery material.

Chevron had fought Patton Boggs' involvement in the suit,...
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