Defendants Denied Jury Trial In Suit To Upset Judgment For Ecuador Amazon Residents

Defendants Denied Jury Trial In Suit To Upset Judgment For Ecuador Amazon Residents

NEW YORK - The judge presiding over the Oct. 15 trial in the lawsuit filed by Chevron Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to challenge enforcement of the $18 billion judgment entered in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, for personal injuries and property damage issued orders on Oct. 7 denying a defense motion for a jury trial and a defense motion for relief from a local rule requiring written submissions of witnesses' direct testimony a week before the beginning of a bench trial (Chevron Corp. v. Steven R. Donziger, et al., No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.).

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