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Business Roundtable – Business Roundtable Files Friend of Court Brief Affirming U.S. Judicial Protections for Global Companies

Date: Jul 5, 2011

More coverage of the amicus briefs filed in support of Chevron in the Ecuador case. The Business Roundtable voices its support for the injunction that bars enforcement of the ruling against Chevron on the grounds that such measures are a reasonable method of preventing the enforcement of fraudulent judgments:

Federal courts enjoy broad authority to protect U.S. companies from attempts to enforce foreign judgments obtained by fraud, Business Roundtable argues in a friend of the court brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The amicus brief contends U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Southern District of New York acted correctly when he issued a temporary injunction to prevent plaintiffs suing Chevron Corp. from using a judgment by an Ecuador court as the basis to seize Chevron’s assets around the world.

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