Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Years and years ago, when the litigation between Chevron and the Lago Agrio claimants in Ecuador was young, Chevron’s then-lawyers at King & Spalding moved to have the Ecuadorians’ case thrown out of federal district court in Manhattan on forum non conveniens grounds. Chevron argued that the courts in Ecuador could handle litigation involving its predecessor Texaco’s alleged contamination of oil fields in the Amazonian rain forest. The oil giant won that battle — but now finds itself scrambling to undermine the credibility of the Ecuadorian courts as it faces a damages ruling that may run into the tens of billions of dollars.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.