Chevron Zeroes In On Endgame In $19B Ecuador Saga

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT) -- With a long-awaited trial looming in Chevron Corp.’s bitterly contested New York racketeering suit over a $19 billion Ecuadorean pollution judgment, the company recently moved to jettison monetary damage claims and secure a bench trial in a move experts say reveals that the suit has always been about blocking international enforcement rather than securing compensation.

The suit, brought in February 2011 under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, accuses the Ecuadorean defendants and their attorney Steven Donziger of using fraud and extortion to manufacture an...
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