Chevron Brass Must Testify In RICO Suit Over $19B Judgment

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The New York federal judge overseeing a racketeering suit related to a $19.2 billion Ecuadorean pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. on Tuesday upheld a magistrate's ruling that the company’s CEO and general counsel must give depositions, saying there was no legal reason to overturn the decision.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV didn't commit any error of law or fact or abuse his discretion when he overruled efforts last week to quash depositions from Chevron Chairman and CEO John S....
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