Chevron Axes Damages To Skirt Jury In Ecuador Ruling Row

Law360, Los Angeles (September 30, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT) -- Chevron Corp. told a New York federal court Monday that it would not seek money damages against a lawyer it accuses of fraud in a lawsuit over a $19 billion Ecuadorean pollution judgment, as long as the court rules that the company’s claims will not be decided by a jury.

Chevron said in its motion that its claims accusing attorney Steven R. Donziger and others under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of using fraud and extortion to engineer the contested judgment have always been...
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