Brazil Moves One $11B Chevron Spill Case To New Court

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT) -- A Brazilian judge on Friday moved one of two $11 billion government lawsuits against energy giants Chevron Corp. and Transocean Ltd. to a new court in Rio de Janeiro, taking it out of the hands of the prosecutor who first filed it.

The judge’s move is the latest fallout for the energy companies from a November oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro that sparked the two $11 billion lawsuits and the indictments of 17 Chevron and Transocean employees on a slew of charges,...
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