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Mass Tort Defense – Chevron Suit Proceeds: Ecuador Plaintiffs’ Judicial Estoppel Motion Rejected

Date: Sep 9, 2011

More on the decision in the Chevron case regarding Ecuador’s politicized and corrupt judicial system. A federal judge rules that Chevron can challenge the fairness of that country’s courts:

The issue now was whether the Ecuadorian legal system, in the next decade, provided impartial tribunals and procedures compatible with due process of law. It was Chevron’s contention that it did not, as a result of events that occurred in and after 2004, whatever may have been the case previously. That is not an inconsistent position from what Texaco had allegedly argued.

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