Enviro Consultant Freed From $19B Chevron Pollution Fight

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT) -- The New York judge overseeing Chevron’s racketeering suit over a $19 billion Ecuadorean pollution judgment dismissed claims between the company and environmental consultant Stratus Consulting Inc. on Monday following a settlement the remaining defendants have derided as an “extraordinary capitulation.”

U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan on Monday denied the nonsettling defendants' bid for discovery on the agreement and rejected their contention that he should examine the agreement to determine if the parties are “guilty of professional or criminal misconduct,” saying his discretionary scope in such...
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