Ecuadoreans’ $9.5B Chevron Pollution Award Forever Tainted

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 9:51 PM EST) -- Even if a federal judge’s decision to shield Chevron Corp. from a $9.5 billion Amazon pollution case falters on appeal, experts said Tuesday that his comprehensive findings of fraud and corruption against the Ecuadorean plaintiffs’ legal team have so discredited the judgment that courts around the world will be loath to enforce it.

By all accounts, the oil giant now has the hammer in the ongoing attempts by indigenous Ecuadoreans at seizing Chevron’s international assets to satisfy the bitterly contested judgment, which revolved around decades-old claims...
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