Donziger Can't Force Chevron To Declare Claims In $19B Trial

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing Chevron Corp.’s New York racketeering suit over a $19 billion pollution judgment on Tuesday rejected defendant Steven Donziger’s bid to force the company to decide whether it will drop monetary damages against him and pursue a bench trial.

With an Oct. 15 trial date fast approaching, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan said he will not order the oil giant to state with finality the nature of its claims against Donziger, noting that Chevron has promised an answer by the end of...
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