Chevron Writes Playbook For Escaping Overseas Judgments

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 7:42 PM EST) -- Chevron Corp.'s victory blocking U.S. enforcement of a $9.5 billion Amazon pollution judgment gives new hope to multinational companies facing costly foreign penalties, paving a last-resort path for businesses that can point to evidence of fraud in overseas litigation.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan agreed with Chevron that rampant fraud by attorneys, consultants and judges during the Ecuadorean court proceedings had corrupted the judicial process, even though it was the oil giant who requested the trial be held abroad in the first place.

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