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Chevron accuses Patton Boggs of "stunt"

In the suit filed this month, Patton Boggs accused [Chevron] of harassment and using frivolous legal tactics to avoid engaging on the legal merits of the Ecuadorians' suit. Kent Robertson, a spokesman for Chevron, sent this along in an e-mail: "This is nothing more than a publicity stunt by Patton Boggs and their co-counsel at Motley Rice. The truth of the matter is that the plaintiffs' backers, whoever they may be, can hire as many law firms as they'd like. It still doesn't change the fact that their colleagues have already corrupted this trial such that no legitimate court in the world will see it as anything but a fraud."