A California federal judge threw out eight of nine claims in Chevron's malicious prosecution case against a Massachusetts lawyer Wednesday, leaving the door open a crack for Chevron to try to prove one claim that Cristobal Bonifaz maliciously sued the energy giant. Chevron's suit stemmed from an action Bonifaz brought on behalf of nine plaintiffs who alleged the company's oil exploration and production in Ecuador had made them sick. The plaintiffs didn't prevail, and Chevron sued Bonifaz, seeking $4 million in special damages.
Judge Guts Chevron's Malicious Prosecution Suit Against Lawyer
May 14, 2010