Chevron Seeks $32M In Fees After Ecuador Pollution Victory

By Andrew Scurria (March 19, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT) -- Fresh off a resounding victory over the engineers of a blockbuster $9.5 billion Ecuadorian pollution case, Chevron Corp. on Tuesday demanded $32 million in attorney's fees paid to Gibson Dunn and other outside counsel that the oil giant said are just part of what it spent invalidating the judgment.

Although not a comprehensive measure of the legal bills that Chevron ran up in its case against attorney Steven Donziger and the Ecuadorians who secured the allegedly fraudulent judgment, the company's application for fees reveals that trial counsel Gibson Dunn billed at least 36,837 hours and contract attorneys at Huron Consulting Group...

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