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San Francisco Business Times – Chevron wins bid in Ecuador suit

More coverage of yesterday’s Chevron Ecuador ruling which, according to the New York judge, “had been tainted by fraud and corruption:”

Chevron Corp. has won a key bid barring Ecuadorean residents from enforcing an multibillion-dollar judgment an Ecuadorean court ordered it to pay, the Wall Street Journal reports. The court in Ecuador last month ordered Chevron to pay $8 billion for alleged oil contamination there.

The new U.S. ruling, by a federal judge in Manhattan, means citizens in Ecuador that are suing Chevron will be unable to seize the oil giant’s assets in enforcing the judgment.

The judge said that Chevron had presented sufficient evidence that the Ecuador trial had been tainted by fraud and corruption.

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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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