Proposed Chevron Liability Too Low: Ecuador Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (September 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in a citizen lawsuit against Chevron Corp. say that a court-appointed expert in charge of determining whether the company dumped toxic waste in Ecuador didn't go far enough when he proposed that the oil giant pay as much as $16.3 billion to pay for cleanup costs, a day after Chevron attacked the same recommendation as excessive.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs, who brought the lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador on behalf of 30,000 Amazon River basin residents, asked Richard Cabrera, a court-appointed geologist and environmental consultant,...
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