Ecuadoreans Can't Boot Special Masters In $19B Chevron Row

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT) -- The judge overseeing Chevron Corp.’s New York racketeering suit over a $19.2 billion Ecuadorean pollution judgment on Tuesday affirmed the designation of special masters, dismissing objections that the move was part of Chevron’s attempts to “bleed the Ecuadoreans dry.”

Max Gitter of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and retired Judge Theodore H. Katz will serve as joint special masters to oversee depositions in the contentious litigation after presiding Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Southern District of New York rejected the Ecuadoreans’ objections that the move...
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