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Lago Agrio: Chevron Seeks Default Judgments – Letters Blogatory

Date: Apr 11, 2018

In the Lago Agrio RICO case in New York, you’ll recall that the court entered a final judgment against Steven Donziger and against the two Lago Agrio plaintiffs who appeared and defended in the action, Hugo Gerardo Camacho Naranjo and Javier Piaguaje Payaguaje. But there were many other LAPs who were named as defendants but who defaulted. A few days ago Chevron moved for entry of default judgment against those LAPs. It intends at least to seek to hold them liable for the costs Chevron has already been awarded against Donziger. It may have other purposes in mind, too, though they are less immediately apparent. (Perhaps Chevron is thinking ahead to a trial on the merits in Canada, and perhaps the entry of judgment is technically necessary to invocation of collateral estoppel in that action?) Read more>>