Chevron Corp. won dismissal of Patton Boggs LLP’s lawsuit accusing the energy company of “malicious prosecution” for suing to bar lawyers from trying to collect on a $9.5 billion judgment a New York judge ruled was a fraud.
Chevron Corp. won a U.S. judge’s ruling that a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment issued in Ecuador was procured by fraud, making it less likely that plaintiffs will collect the $9.5 billion award.
A U.S. judge handed Chevron Corp. a key victory in the energy company’s long-fought battle against a multibillion-dollar pollution lawsuit in Ecuador, ruling the American lawyer leading the case resorted to bribery and fraud.
Chevron Corp. said it won’t seek money damages against two Ecuadorians it sued in a New York racketeering case claiming the pair committed fraud to win a $19 billion verdict in a pollution case in their country.
Ropes & Gray LLP didn’t discriminate against a black lawyer who didn’t make partner, a federal court has held. U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns still refused to dismiss the former associate’s claim for retaliation and scheduled a trial for November.
R. Allen Stanford, standing trial on allegations he led a $7 billion investment fraud, appeared in an October 2008 video shown to jurors in which he decried “damn greed” on Wall Street as the financial crisis deepened.