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Courthouse News Service – Chevron ‘Sideshow’ Trips Up Ecuadoreans

Date: Dec 13, 2011

Chevron can try to freeze the assets of a group of Ecuadoreans who the company claims used fraud and extortion to win a $18.2 billion judgment against it for environmental damage in the Amazon, the 2nd Circuit ruled.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan has not yet ruled on Chevron’s Nov. 29 motion, which says the Ecuadoreans are hiding their money in offshore bank accounts and should surrender their assets to the custody of U.S. Marshals.

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