Saudi Heirs Want 9th Circ. Judge DQ'd In Chevron Row

Law360 (October 15, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A Ninth Circuit judge selected to hear oral arguments regarding enforcement of an $18 billion arbitral award against Chevron should be disqualified because of his connections to the oil giant and its counsel of record, a group of Saudi heirs said.

In a letter to the court Wednesday, the heirs referenced federal procedural law as grounds to disqualify U.S. Circuit Judge Eric D. Miller for potential impartiality. Until 2019, Judge Miller was a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, which represented and counseled Chevron, according to the heirs of the late sheikhs Abdullah Al-Solaiman Al-Hamdan and Khalid Abu Al-Waleed Al-Oarqan.

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