Disasters

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  • Oil giant Chevron this week told New York federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan that it was dropping its claim that the $19 billion USD judgment handed down by Ecuadorian courts over the company’s Amazon contamination record was “objectively baseless” and a “sham.”
  • The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans last week denied oil giant Chevron’s appeal to shield an expert from discovery obligations in the ongoing legal battle between the company and Ecuador’s indigenous Amazonian people.