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Law360 – 2nd Circuit Greenlights Chevron, Ecuador Arbitration

Date: Mar 17, 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today affirmed that Chevron could proceed with international arbitration. Chevron filed to bring the Chevron Ecuador case into international arbitration in 2009:

The Second Circuit affirmed Thursday that Chevron Corp. could proceed with an international arbitration dispute with Ecuador stemming from a high-profile case over pollution in the Amazon rain forest…By declining to stay the arbitration, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit allowed Chevron to move forward with the arbitration dispute while it simultaneously appeals the $8.6 billion judgment.

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