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Courthouse News Service – Ecuadoreans May Face Sanction in Chevron Case

Date: Aug 5, 2011

Federal judge orders Ecuador plaintiffs’ legal team to release additional documents that are part of a broad authorized discovery:

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan signed the order on Tuesday, indicating that the Ecuadoreans may be held in contempt if they do not comply and turn over all responsive documents within one week. …

“The court would be well-justified in imposing harsh sanctions,” the brief states. “At this stage, however, Chevron only requests that this court enter an order that gives Defendants one final opportunity, within one week, to produce all documents and information responsive to Chevron’s requests and interrogatories and to face severe sanctions should they fail to comply.”

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