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Legal Newsline – Federal judge denies stay in Ecuador Chevron case

Date: Apr 7, 2011

A Federal judge has upheld the preliminary injunction issued earlier this year that prohibits the plaintiffs in the Chevron Ecuador case from enforcing the Lago Agrio judgment:

NEW YORK  — A federal judge has denied a motion to stay a preliminary injunction filed last week by lawyers representing the Ecuadorian plaintiffs in their case against oil giant Chevron.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan granted Chevron’s motion for a preliminary injunction on March 7. The order aims to prevent the plaintiffs and their counsel from taking any steps to enforce the $9.5 billion legal judgment against the company issued Feb. 14.

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