Ecuador Asks 9th Circ. To Stop Chevron's Email Subpoenas
By David McAfee
Law360, Los Angeles (December 2, 2013, 8:21 PM ET) -- Ecuador urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to overturn a decision allowing Chevron Corp. to subpoena the identities of 39 anonymous nonparties in the oil giant's New York racketeering suit over a $19 billion pollution judgment, saying Chevron seeks to trample the privacy rights of Ecuadorean citizens.
With the two “unprecedented” subpoenas by Chevron, the company seeks to reveal information about the nonparties — including environmental activists, public service attorneys, bloggers and investigative journalists in Latin America who have spoken out against Chevron’s environmental destruction of...