Chevron wins US legal battle against Ecuadorian court’s $9bn ruling

Associated Press: A federal judge on Tuesday blocked US courts from being used to collect a $9bn Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainforest damage, saying lawyers poisoned an honorable quest with their illegal and wrongful conduct. “Justice is not served by inflicting injustice. The ends do not justify the means,” US district judge Lewis A Kaplan wrote. The judge said it was a sad outcome to have to rule that the Ecuadorean court judgment “was obtained by corrupt means”, because it will likely never be......

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