Attorneys Seek To Sidestep Chevron's Sanctions Bid

Law360, New York (September 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Attorneys representing plaintiffs who falsely claimed they had developed cancer due to Chevron Corp.'s alleged illegal dumping of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian rainforest are again fighting the oil company's bid for sanctions, arguing the move is unwarranted because they didn't know their clients were lying.

In court documents filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, plaintiffs’ attorney Terri Collingsworth of International Rights Advocates responded to the court’s Sept. 10 order to show cause, stating that the facts demonstrate that...
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