By James Gerken
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked U.S. courts from being used to collect a $9 billion Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainforest damage, saying the award was obtained through fraud.
U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said it was a sad outcome for him to have to rule that the Ecuadorean court judgment “was obtained by corrupt means,” because it will likely never be known whether there was a case to be made against the San Ramon, Calif.-based oil company.
“It is distressing that the course of justice was perverted,” Kaplan wrote in a nearly 500-page ruling that …read more
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