Ecuador Asks To Join $19B RICO Suit In Pretrial Jockeying

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A flurry of activity Thursday in Chevron Corp.’s suit over a $19 billion pollution judgment saw the Republic of Ecuador move to intervene and the presiding judge reject efforts to trim Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims in advance of a long-awaited trial set to open Tuesday in New York federal court.

Ecuador said it was seeking to step into the long-running litigation based on a recent Chevron motion to introduce documents Ecuador says may include emails from Alexis Mera, a senior adviser and chief...
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