What Happens In Ecuador Does Not Stay In Ecuador

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT) -- In last week's decision in Chevron v. Donziger, the court enjoined the enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental pollution, alleged to have been caused by its predecessor, Texaco Inc., finding that the judgment was procured by fraud and through a pattern of racketeering on the part of Steven Donziger, a New York-based attorney for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs who spearheaded and controlled the Ecuadorian litigation. The court also imposed a constructive trust to prevent Donziger and the Ecuadorian members of his team from profiting from the fraud and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act violations....

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