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Ecuador Lawyers Lose Bid To Sidestep Sanctions

Law360 (November 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has knocked down an attempt to reconsider sanctions slapped on two attorneys representing plaintiffs who falsely claimed they developed cancer due to Chevron's alleged illegal dumping of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian rain forest.

In an order handed down Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge William Alsup denied requests by attorneys Paul Hoffman and Terry Collingsworth for permission to file motions for reconsideration of an earlier order issuing sanctions against them, saying they had failed to...
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