Chevron Bid To Split $19B RICO Trial Rejected By Judge

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The New York federal judge overseeing Chevron Corp.’s bitter fraud lawsuit over a $19 billion Ecuadorean pollution judgment on Tuesday rejected the company’s bid to split the case into two phases, saying the move would create unnecessary redundancy.

Chevron moved on Monday to divide liability determinations in the upcoming trial into two phases — a jury trial against attorney Steven Donziger, followed by a bench trial against the Ecuadorean defendants he represented in the underlying pollution dispute. The company claims the latter defendants lost their right...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Chevron Corporation v. Donziger et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-00691

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization

Judge

Lewis A. Kaplan

Date Filed

February 1, 2011

Law Firms

Companies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.