Patton Boggs Veiled Bribes In $19B Judgment, Chevron Says

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT) -- Chevron Corp. accused Patton Boggs LLP of fraud in New York federal court Friday, saying the firm conspired with a group of indigenous Ecuadoreans to cover up the extent to which an Ecuadorean court's $19 billion pollution judgment was secured through bribery and corruption.

The energy giant claimed Patton Boggs has knowingly mounted an obstructionist campaign to conceal that the unprecedented judgment was secured through illegal interference and based on an inflated damage assessment secretly drafted by representatives for the so-called Lago Agrio plaintiffs. The firm’s...
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