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Case Against Chevron Continues To Fall Apart

Law360 (August 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A lawsuit that accuses Chevron Corp. of causing cancer by illegally dumping toxic waste in the Ecuadorian rainforest took another hit Monday when two more plaintiffs were dropped from the case, leaving only two of the nine original litigants.

No specific reason was given for the dismissals of plaintiffs Arturo Alava and Jose Bonilla. Just a few weeks ago, however, three additional plaintiffs were dismissed from the personal injury lawsuit after they admitted to fabricating claims of cancer.

On Aug. 3, Judge William Alsup of the...
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