Hague Tribunal Backs Chevron In $19B Amazon Pollution Fight

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- An international tribunal at The Hague ruled on Tuesday that settlement agreements signed by Chevron Corp. affiliates in the 1990s released the company from liability for the Amazon pollution claims at the heart of a $19 billion Ecuadorean judgment the company is fighting on multiple fronts.

The tribunal held that release agreements entered into by the Republic of Ecuador and Texaco Petroleum Co. — which merged with Chevron in 2001 — absolved the oil giant and its affiliates of liability for environmental claims related to its...
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