Recommendation To Dismiss RICO Counterclaims Upheld In $18 Billion Award Challenge

Recommendation To Dismiss RICO Counterclaims Upheld In $18 Billion Award Challenge

NEW YORK - Counterclaims filed by a defendant in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit filed by Chevron USA in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to prevent enforcement of an $18 billion personal injury and property damage judgment entered in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, were dismissed July 29 with leave to amend; a management order was issued July 30 in anticipation of an Oct. 15 trial (Chevron Corp. v. Steven R. Donziger, et al., No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.).

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