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Associated Press – Judge halts any Ecuadorean award against Chevron

Breaking news in Chevron Ecuador lawsuit…Federal judge in New York grants a temporary restraining order against the collection of any judgment:

A federal judge in New York has temporarily blocked the ability of Ecuadorean plaintiffs to collect any court award against Chevron for damage done to their land decades ago.

Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan cited evidence of an effort to disrupt Chevron’s business in the event there is an award as a reason Tuesday to grant a temporary restraining order against the collection of any judgment.

A court-appointed expert in Ecuador has recommended that Chevron pay up to $27 billion for environmental damages and related illnesses.

The unusual ruling by Kaplan came in an 18-year-old litigation over claims filed on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadoreans. The lawsuit alleged they are victims of environmental damage due to oil exploration and extraction.

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#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars.

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