Chevron Arbitrators Will Consider 2nd Circ. Donziger Decision

Law360, New York (August 31, 2016, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A tribunal hearing Chevron Corp.'s bid to nullify a $9.5 billion pollution judgment imposed by Ecuador's courts recently said that the arbitrators will consider U.S. court findings that the Ecuadorean ruling was tainted by fraud, but may ultimately reach a different conclusion.

The arbitrators still have not ruled on Chevron's main request — that they shoot down the massive judgment for environmental damages stemming from decades of oil drilling in the Amazon. But the panel said Monday it would consider an August ruling by the Second Circuit that supported the finding that several Ecuadorian plaintiffs and their lawyer Steven Donziger rigged...

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