Motion To Bifurcate Trial Denied In RICO Lawsuit Challenging Lago Agrio Award

NEW YORK - The judge presiding over the lawsuit filed by Chevron Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to challenge the $18 billion judgment for personal injuries and property damage by a Lago Agrio, Ecuador, court issued an order Sept. 10 denying in part a motion to divide the liability determinations of the lawyer defendants and Lago Agrio plaintiff representative defendants in the trial scheduled for Oct. 15 (Chevron Corp. v. Steven R. Donziger, et al., No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.).

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