Patton Boggs Slams Chevron Over Fraud Claims In $19B Fight

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT) -- Patton Boggs LLP blasted Chevron Corp. on Tuesday for fraud counterclaims it has mounted over the firm's role in a disputed $19 billion Amazon pollution judgment, calling the move a cynical attempt to draw it into the oil giant's bitter New York racketeering lawsuit.

The firm asked a New York federal court to reject Chevron's accusations that it conspired with a group of indigenous Ecuadoreans to cover up the extent to which the unprecedented judgment was purportedly secured through corruption and bribery, saying those claims are...
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