Chevron's Subpoenas Stand In $19B Ecuador Judgment Row

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday denied as premature a motion to quash Chevron Corp.'s nonparty subpoenas served on Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. seeking user data for more than 70 email addresses in its fight against the enforcement of a $19.2 billion pollution judgment in Ecuador.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins said that counsel representing the oil giant and the attorney for the Ecuadorean pollution claimants who Chevron has accused of racketeering must meet and attempt to reach an agreement on their own before...
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