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William A. Ruskin: Securitizing Litigation Claims for Fun and Profit
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Call me old fashioned, but I am uncomfortable with the growing industry involving third-party financing of commercial claims in litigation. In the not-too-distant future, it may well be that commercial litigations will be “bundled”... Read More

Appeals Court In New York City Puts Chevron On Defensive
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A lawyer for energy company Chevron found himself on the defensive Tuesday as he argued that it was urgent that the courts protect the company from an $18 billion judgment against it in Ecuador over damage done to the Ecuadorean rain forest... Read More

Arizona Gov. Opposes Mexico's Participation In Appeal
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is opposing a court ruling that lets other countries file a friend-of-the-court brief in her appeal of a decision that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Mexico and 10 other Latin American... Read More

11 Countries Seek Voice In Arizona Immigration Appeal
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want a federal appeals court to consider their viewpoints in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of her state's new immigration law on hold. The countries are... Read More

Plaintiffs Raise Chevron Damage Claim In Ecuador
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) The plaintiffs suing Chevron Corp. over oil contamination in the Ecuadorean jungle have raised their estimate of damages to a range of $40 billion to $90 billion. The previous estimate was $27 billion and was endorsed by a court... Read More

Chevron Fined $8 billion For Oil Contamination In Ecuador
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle. The plaintiffs' attorney says the company was fined $8 billion. Chevron confirmed the... Read More

Judge Halts Any Ecuadorean Pollution Award Against Chevron
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge took the unusual step Tuesday of blocking a potential multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage in Ecuador for at least 28 days after concluding that lawyers representing 30,000 Ecuadoreans... Read More

Chevron Countersues Ecuador Pollution Claimants
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif. - (AP) Chevron Corp. on Tuesday filed a countersuit against trial lawyers and their consultants for what it says was a campaign to rig the Ecuadorean court system in a bid to win billions of dollars in a pollution claim. The step is... Read More

Chevron Asks Court To Block $9.5 Billion Award
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A Chevron Corp. lawyer said Friday that the company will not apologize for damage that an oil company it purchased is accused of causing to Ecuador's rainforest even though the refusal means a $9.5 billion judgment against it will... Read More

NYC Court Limits What Filmmaker Must Give Chevron
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal appeals court on Thursday limited the amount of raw footage that a filmmaker must release from his documentary about a legal fight between Chevron and Ecuadoreans over oil contamination. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More