Ecuadoreans Renew Bid To Toss Chevron Fraud Claims

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 9:28 PM EST) -- The Ecuadorean plaintiffs in Chevron Corp.’s New York racketeering suit over a $19 billion pollution judgment sought appellate review of a recent ruling on third-party fraud claims Tuesday, a move the company calls a delay tactic as trial nears.

Hugo Gerardo Camacho Naranjo and Javier Piaguaje Payaguaje moved to certify an interlocutory appeal of Judge Lewis Kaplan’s Nov. 27 order denying their attempts to toss fraud claims brought by Chevron, arguing that the Second Circuit has repeatedly held that such third-party fraud claims are barred under...
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