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. 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 federal judge said he barred a key witness from testifying against Ahmed Ghailani , charged with bombing two U.S. embassies in 1998, because the man wasn’t “credible” and because Ghailani was “coerced” into identifying him while in CIA custody.
Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, the most senior al-Qaeda member to be tried in a U.S. civilian court, was convicted of aiding the group after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by helping bring in new recruits and serving as a spokesman in fiery speeches broadcast around the globe.
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.
Patton Boggs LLP agreed to pay $15 million to settle Chevron Corp.’s lawsuit over the law firm’s involvement in obtaining a $9.5 billion judgment against the oil company in Ecuador. Patton Boggs also agreed to withdraw from the Ecuador litigation.
A terrorism trial juror who said she was being “attacked” for her views by other members of the jury was told to continue deliberating with the panel in the case over the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.
A witness the U.S. says is “critical” to its case against Ahmed Ghailani , an alleged terrorist charged with bombing two U.S. embassies, can’t testify because Ghailani was “coerced” into disclosing the man’s identity, a judge ruled.
The U.S. can’t call a key witness in the trial of Ahmed Ghailani , an alleged terrorist charged with bombing two U.S. embassies, because Ghailani was “coerced” by the CIA into disclosing the witness’s identity, a judge ruled.