Chevron Says NY Pol Favored Ecuadoreans In $19B Enviro Row

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 3:26 PM EST) -- Chevron Corp. on Tuesday demanded an ethics investigation into allegations that New York state’s comptroller favored Ecuadorean plaintiffs that won a $19 billion environmental verdict against the oil giant in exchange for campaign contributions, an accusation the official called an intimidation tactic.

Chevron’s complaint before the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics alleges Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli breached his ethical and fiduciary duties by using his office to exert pressure in support of a group of Ecuadorean plaintiffs who claim Chevron is responsible for the...
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