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Patton Boggs Blasts Chevron 'Threats' in $113 Billion Ecuadoran Environmental Case

Patton Boggs claims Chevron is trying to undermine the $113 billion environmental lawsuit it faces in Ecuador by intimidating attorneys who stand in its way…Chevron's latest maneuver was to level bogus conflict of interest charges against a Patton Boggs attorney, involving the politically powerful Breaux Lott Leadership Group, led by two former U.S. senators, the law firm claims in District of Columbia Federal Court. Patton Boggs seeks declaratory judgment "that the Breaux Lott Leadership Group's prior nonlegal work for Chevron does not provide a basis for disqualifying Patton Boggs from representing the Ecuadoran plaintiffs."

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Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)

US law firm Patton Boggs files lawsuit against Chevron - says Chevron's "threats" aim to discourage firm from representing claimants in Ecuador oil pollution case