Ecuadorians Fight Chevron Bid To Derail Enviro Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 7:26 PM EST) -- Contending that they are close to prevailing in a $27 billion lawsuit over environmental damage in the Amazon rain forest, Ecuadorian plaintiffs have filed suit against Chevron Corp. seeking to stop the oil giant from derailing the proceedings through an arbitration action.

The Ecuadorians filed suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York attempting to secure an injunction against Chevron’s attempt to bring an international arbitration proceeding seeking indemnification from the South American country for the pollution claims and a...
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