Ecuadoreans Can't Seek Review Of Chevron Fraud Claims

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 3:03 PM EST) -- The New York federal judge hearing Chevron Corp.'s racketeering suit over a $19.2 billion pollution judgment rejected a bid Monday by the Ecuadorean plaintiffs for appellate review of a recent ruling on third-party fraud claims, dismissing it as an “academic exercise.”

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan denied a motion for interlocutory appeal in which Hugo Gerardo Camacho Naranjo and Javier Piaguaje Payaguaje sought to overturn his Nov. 27 order denying their attempts to toss fraud claims brought by Chevron, saying he was convinced such an appeal...
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