Chevron Sanctioned Over Subpoenas In Ecuador Case

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 8:56 PM EST) -- A judge last week ordered Chevron Corp. to fork over fees to an environmental legal group in a dispute in New York over an $18 billion Ecuadorean court judgment against Chevron, ruling Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP subpoenas overburdened the group.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin granted a petition Nov. 30 from Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, an environmental attorney group, requesting $32,945.20 in fees from Chevron. The company did not take reasonable steps to ensure ELAW was not unduly burdened by subpoenas it issued to the group, in a suit to which it is not a party, according to the...

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