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Wall Street Journal – New Judges Appointed in Chevron Case

Date: Mar 29, 2011

Three new judges have been appointed to the Chevron Ecuador case. The article also discusses Chevron’s appeal of the judgment in Ecuador:

The three new judges can ratify, modify or come out with a completely different opinion from the original ruling, that on Feb. 14 ordered Chevron to pay $9.46 billion in damages, including $860 million for the Amazon Defense Front, a coalition formed by the plaintiffs.

Both Chevron Corp. and the Ecuadorian plaintiffs appealed the ruling.

While plaintiffs appealed the ruling asking for the awarded amount to be increased, Chevron has said that its appeal is tied to the evidence, saying that the plaintiffs’ lawyers falsified data and pressured scientific experts to find contamination where none existed.

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