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Courthouse News Service – Chevron Still Safe From Paying Ecuadoreans $18B

Date: Apr 8, 2011

More coverage of the Federal judge’s ruling in New York which upholds the preliminary injunction that bars the plaintiffs from collecting a judgment. Courthouse News Service writes in this article about how the preliminary injunction had been issued after evidence of fraud on the part of the plaintiffs’ lawyers came to light:

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected an attempt by a group of native Ecuadoreans to lift an injunction barring them from collecting an $18 billion judgment against Chevron for oil contamination.

The judge granted Chevron the injunction on March 7, in response to the oil company’s claims that the verdict in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, stemmed from a fraud on the Ecuadorean court system.