Chevron Will Not Settle Ecuador Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (March 02, 2007, 12:00 AM ET) -- Chevron Corp. said on Thursday that it would not settle a lawsuit alleging that the oil company dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste in Ecuador. The suit, brought by 30,000 Amazon Indians and settlers, seeks around $6 billion in damages.

Rodrigo Perez, the oil company’s legal representative in Ecuador, told reporters on Thursday, “We have to wait for the case to end. We insist that they review all evidence to show that we are right.”

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