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Chevron Gets Some Claims Dismissed From Ecuador Lawsuit (Update 2)

Chevron[’s]...lawsuit claiming attorneys for Ecuadorean plaintiffs in a pollution case conspired to fabricate evidence was narrowed by a federal judge in New York. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan...allowed racketeering claims in the suit to continue while dismissing three of the claims that included fraud and tortious interference. In a separate ruling, Kaplan also denied Chevron’s bid to attach $780 million it claims in damages...Justin Higgs, a spokesman for Chevron [said,] “We are eager to progress our racketeering case and...hold the perpetrators of this unprecedented fraud and misconduct accountable.” [A spokeswoman for the plaintiffs said,] “Judge Kaplan’s decisions to...throw out several fraud claims represent yet another setback for the oil company and its shareholders”...[also refers to Texaco]