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Chevron lawyer blasts Ecuador judge for legal 'obstacles' in pollution suit

Chevron Corp., on trial…for allegedly failing to clean up billions of gallons of toxic wastewater in the Ecuadorean jungle,…criticized the judge presiding over the case for creating "obstacles" to a fair trial…. Chevron denies the allegations and says Texaco…followed Ecuadorean environmental laws in a…cleanup, which the government approved in 1998. Chevron's…lawyer Silvia Garrigo told The Associated Press…"The judge has done a number of things that are obstacles to a fair and transparent trial"…. Steven Dozinger, a legal adviser for the plantiffs, called Chevron's comments "a desperate, last-ditch strategy to derail a case it is losing." [also refers to Petroecuador]

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Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)

Chevron Using Unethical Tactics to Avoid Judgment In $10 Billion Rainforest Trial, Coalition to Defend the Amazon Says [Ecuador]