The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York today granted Chevron’s request to bring counterclaims against Patton Boggs. Today’s order is here and Chevron’s counterclaims are here.
This month, the same federal court found that the Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron was the product of fraud and racketeering activity, finding it unenforceable. Patton Boggs came into the case at a critical moment when the scheme was collapsing and proceeded to resurrect it and then try to cover it up. Chevron is pursuing claims against Patton Boggs to hold it accountable for its role in perpetuating this fraud against the company.