Chevron Can Subpoena Bank In $19B Ecuador Pollution Saga

Law360, Miami (February 27, 2013, 9:14 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday granted Chevron Corp.'s request to subpoena an Ecuadorian bank for account records the energy giant hopes to use in arbitration over a $19.2 billion judgment in an oil pollution class action.

U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke adopted the recommendation of U.S. Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff to allow Chevron to subpoena Banco Pichincha CA for bank records, calling his report “clear, cogent and compelling.”

Chevron had asked for bank records of eight accounts at Banco Pichincha, through which the...
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