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Corporate defender leading Ecuadoreans vs Chevron

Ecuadoreans seeking a $27 billion judgment against Chevron Corp have put a new face on their 18-year old case: high-powered corporate attorney James Tyrrell, Jr.…At stake for lawyers representing Ecuadoreans in their case against Chevron: nearly a third of any judgement…Last year, analysts at Morgan Stanley predicted that the politically charged lawsuit would eventually be settled for between $2 billion and $3 billion…The plaintiffs claim that waste from oil-drilling was dumped into unlined pits and caused widespread contamination, illness and multiple deaths in Ecuador…[A]n Ecuadorean court [is] expected to issue a ruling in the coming months…Chevron has said the lawsuit has no merit…The company is trying to make any judgment against it unenforceable in the United States by portraying the proceedings in Ecuador as corrupt.