Amazonian Tribes Fight Chevron's Arbitration Bid

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 3:34 PM EST) -- Representatives of indigenous tribes in Ecuador are fighting Chevron Corp.'s bid to arbitrate liability claims in an international court for an alleged $27 billion in environmental damage to the Amazon rain forest, arguing that the company is seeking to break its promise to litigate the case in Ecuador.

The plaintiffs accused Chevron in a filing Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York of suffering from a case of “transferor's remorse” by lodging an arbitration bid in the Permanent Court of...
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