Chevron Fine Ratcheted Up To $19B In Ecuador Enviro Case

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT) -- A judge in Ecuador on Monday reportedly added another $1 billion to a fine against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage in part of the Amazon jungle, bringing the total damages to $19 billion in the hotly contested case.

The judge in the Provincial Court of Secumbios imposed the additional fine for environmental remediation and other costs, according to Ecuadorean newspaper El Comercio.

But Chevron spokesman Kent Robertson disputed media reports that an order had actually been issued, although he said it's possible the increase may have...
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