Brazil’s High Court Rejects Attempt to Enforce Fraudulent Ecuadorian Judgment Against Chevron
...Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice (STJ) unanimously rejected an attempt to enforce a fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corporation on Wednesday, November 29, citing a lack of jurisdiction. The fraudulent judgment has now been rejected in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.
...The STJ’s 10-0 vote follows a decision by an Argentine court on Oct. 31 denying recognition of the Ecuadorian judgment, also citing a lack of jurisdiction.
Prosecutors in both Brazil and Argentina had previously opined that the Ecuadorian judgment was unenforceable because it was the product of fraud and corruption. In 2015, Brazil’s deputy prosecutor general found that the judgment “was issued in an irregular manner, especially under deplorable acts of corruption that represent an offense against the international public order and even to good morals.”