BREAKING NEWS Ecuador: Chevron wins

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WSJ: Judge: $9.5B Environmental Judgment Against Chevron ‘Obtained by Corrupt Means’ A federal judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. on Tuesday in a civil racketeering case, saying a record $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant was “obtained by corrupt means.” U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan found that New York lawyer Steven Donziger and his litigation team engaged in coercion, bribery, money laundering and other criminal conduct in pursuit of the 2011 verdict. Bloomberg: Chevron Wins U.S. Ruling Calling Ecuador Judgment Fraud “It is distressing that the course of justice was perverted,” Kaplan wrote in a nearly 500-page ruling that followed a trial last year. . . .

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