Ecuador, Chevron Battle No Longer In US Courts

Law360, New York (July 21, 2009, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A 16-year, $27 billion battle between Ecuador and Chevron Corp. over which should pay to fix an allegedly wrecked rain forest has left U.S. courts with a whimper, now that a judge has granted Ecuador's motion to dismiss Chevron's counterclaims with no objection from the oil giant.

Judge Leonard Sand of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the republic of Ecuador's motion to dismiss Chevron counterclaims after the oil giant withdrew its opposition. The order ends a battle over arbitration...
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