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Judge Wants Ecuadorian Truck Dispute Sent To Arbitration- Law360

A dispute between Navistar Inc. and its Ecuadorian distributor over whether the U.S. truck manufacturer can be forced to turn over documents to be used in litigation against a competing distributor belongs in arbitration, a Florida federal judge recommended Wednesday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Lauren F. Louis said that an underlying arbitration agreement between Navistar and Motransa SA meant that the latter company’s petition had to be decided by an arbitrator. Motransa is seeking evidence relating to how the competing distributor, Austral Cia. Ltda., was able to allegedly muscle its way in and interfere with Motransa’s exclusive deal with Navistar in Ecuador.

Navistar, meanwhile, disputes that the deal was exclusive and says it was not breached.

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#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars.

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