Ecuador Must Block $19B Chevron Judgment, Tribunal Says

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 12:56 PM EST) -- An international tribunal at The Hague says the Republic of Ecuador has breached its obligations under U.S. treaties and international law to prevent the enforcement of a disputed $19.2 billion pollution judgment ordered against Chevron Corp., the company announced Friday.

By failing to block the judgment, Ecuador has violated prior rulings issued by the tribunal with the backing of international law and a bilateral treaty with the U.S., the tribunal ruled Thursday. The body previously warned Ecuador that under international law, the country would be responsible...
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