Chevron Claims Judge In Ecuador Case On The Take

Law360, New York (August 31, 2009, 5:49 PM EDT) -- Chevron Corp. has accused the judge overseeing a $27 billion environmental lawsuit against the company in Ecuador of participating in a bribery scheme in which he agreed to return a verdict against Chevron in exchange for $1 million.

In a statement issued Monday, the oil giant said it had obtained videotapes showing Judge Juan Núñez discussing the scheme and saying that he will rule against Chevron and any appeals by the company will be denied. The case is ongoing and evidence is still being received....
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