A federal appeals court reversed Southern District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan’s preliminary injunction blocking worldwide enforcement of an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador.

Just three days after oral arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where counsel for Chevron urged that Judge Kaplan’s March injunction remain in place claiming the judgment was procured by a fraud, a three-judge panel vacated the injunction and derailed a November trial on whether to make it permanent.

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