U.S. trial set in Chevron fraud case against Ecuador lawyers

Reuters: A U.S. trial has been set for next fall in a Chevron Corp lawsuit that accuses Ecuadorean residents, their lawyers, and advisers of fraud in obtaining a $19 billion pollution award against the U.S. oil company. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said at a brief hearing on Thursday that the trial would begin on October 15, 2013. The battle over the pollution case has lasted for nearly two decades and is being fought in courts inside and outside the Andean country. It has escalated......

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