Courthouse News Service – Courts Allow Chevron to Subpoena Consultants
Date: Sep 15, 2010
Courts rule in Chevron’s favor:
Two federal courts have rejected the appeals of consultants seeking to quash Chevron’s subpoenas in a $27 billion environment contamination lawsuit against the oil giant in Ecuador.
The 5th Circuit in Houston ruled that 3TM must submit to a limited foundational deposition, while a federal judge in San Diego ruled that E-Tech International, a New Mexico corporation, and William Powers, a petroleum engineer, must produce documents and give deposition testimony.