Patton Boggs Must Cough Up Docs In Chevron Pollution Saga

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The judge overseeing a New York racketeering suit related to a $19.2 billion Ecuadorean pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. on Friday granted the company’s bid to force Patton Boggs LLP to hand over all documents related to the purported fraud underlying that judgment.

While Patton Boggs asserted work product and attorney-client privilege protections in connection with the documents Chevron sought, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan found that Chevron had established sufficient probable cause that the judgment was procured by various illegal acts to trigger a...
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