Chevron, Patton Boggs Fend Off Atty's Bid To Challenge Deal

Law360, New York (December 8, 2016, 4:48 PM EST) -- Two Ecuadoreans who won a now-discredited $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. can’t challenge a settlement between their former law firm, Patton Boggs, and the oil giant in a related case, a New York federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

In one of several lawsuits spawned by the Ecuadorean judgment, Patton Boggs — which is now part of Squire Patton Boggs following its merger with Squire Sanders LLP — reached the settlement with Chevron to resolve allegations the firm acted improperly to help enforce the judgment, which U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan branded as fraudulent in a separate, long-running Racketeer...

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