Ecuadoreans Ask 2nd Circ. To Stay Chevron Case

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT) -- Ecuadorean plaintiffs who won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to stay a scheduled New York trial on the quality of that country's legal system, saying that case was premature.

The 18-year-old legal battle should play out in Ecuador's appeals courts before a Manhattan court rules on whether the country's lower courts acted fairly when they ruled for the plaintiffs, according to the plaintiffs' emergency motion.

“The Ecuadorean plaintiffs were forced to wait eighteen years before they finally secured...
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