4 Takeaways From Chevron's Win In $9.5B Pollution Battle

By Keith Goldberg (August 9, 2016, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Monday handed Chevron Corp. a huge win in its long-running legal battle over alleged drilling pollution in the Amazon rainforest when it backed a lower court's conclusion that a $9.5 billion judgment against the energy giant in Ecuador was fraudulently produced and couldn't be enforced.

Here, legal experts identify four key takeaways from the appeals court's ruling.

Chevron's Corruption Claims Are on Firmer Legal Ground

A Second Circuit panel said in a published opinion that it had no basis for overturning U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan's March 2014 decision that the 2013 judgment stemming from a...

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