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Ecuadoreans’ Lawsuit Against Chevron Might Need a U.S. Retrial, Judge Suggests

The Wall Street Journal 20/04/2015

Judge Richard Wesley asked lawyers whether they would support a retrial of a 2011 ruling against the company by an Ecuadorean court

A long-running legal fight between Chevron Corp. and residents in Ecuador may need yet another round in court, a federal appeals judge suggested on Monday.

The possibility came up at an appeals hearing that pitted Chevron against New York lawyer Steven Donziger, the attorney who won a record $9.5 billion environmental-damage award against the oil company in a legal battle that has dragged on for more than 20 years.

On Monday, U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Wesley asked lawyers on both sides whether they would support a retrial in the U.S. of a 2011 ruling by an Ecuadorean court, which found that Chevron was responsible for the pollution. Chevron has denied liability and last year won a ruling from a New York judge that Mr. Donziger’s victory had been obtained through bribery and fraud.

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