Chevron v. Naranjo, et al.

Second Circuit Opinion Dismissing Chevron's Attempt to Bar Enforcement of Ecuador Judgment.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York issued an opinion explaining its decision to overturn a district court injunction barring enforcement of the judgment outside of Ecuador.

Chevron filed suit in federal district court in New York in February 2011, alleging that the Ecuador judgment was the product of a fraud perpetrated by the Ecuadorean plaintiffs and their lawyers and that the Ecuadorian courts are corrupt.

The district court made numerous, detailed factual findings in Chevron’s favor, the gist of which was that the Ecuadorian judgment was the product of a massive fraud and that Ecuador did not provide an impartial tribunal.

In reversing the District Court, the decision leaves the Ecuadorian plaintiffs free to begin seeking enforcement of their judgment in any country in which Chevron has assets.

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Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 2nd Circuit, New York | United States

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