Ecuadoreans Ask 2nd Circ. To Halt Impending RICO Trial

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Indigenous Ecuadoreans seeking to enforce a $19 billion Amazon pollution judgment asked the Second Circuit on Wednesday to halt the looming trial in Chevron Corp.’s New York racketeering suit, saying recent legal maneuvering confirms Chevron’s intention to defy a prior appeals court ruling.

The petitioners say Chevron is effectively seeking injunctive relief through a New York Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit in defiance of the Second Circuit’s January 2012 decision in Naranjo et al. v. Chevron Corp. finding that the company could not use...
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