Patton Boggs Lied To Fund $19B Chevron Suit, Investor Says

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT) -- A British litigation fund that backed the Ecuadorean plaintiffs who secured a $19 billion pollution judgment at the heart of Chevron’s New York racketeering lawsuit on Wednesday struck a deal with the energy giant, saying Patton Boggs LLP duped it into investing in the case.

Burford Capital Ltd. renounced its interest in the litigation in exchange for a mutual release of claims with Chevron, saying it was “deeply concerned” about mounting evidence of fraud and misconduct it alleges have permeated the Ecuadorean judgment and subsequent litigation....
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Case Information

Case Title

Chevron Corporation v. Donziger et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


Lewis A. Kaplan

Date Filed

February 1, 2011

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