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Lawyers Plead Good Faith In Chevron Sanctions Feud

Law360 (October 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a bid to sidestep Chevron Corp.'s request for sanctions, attorneys representing plaintiffs who falsely claimed they developed cancer due to Chevron's alleged illegal dumping of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian rain forest are arguing that they had reasonable basis for filing the claims.

In court documents filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, plaintiffs’ attorney Terri Collingsworth of International Rights Advocates said that there is absolutely no evidence to show that counsel for plaintiffs proceeded in bad faith —...
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