Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Motion For $32 Million In Fees Deferred Pending Appeal Of Lago Agrio RICO Judgment

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Motion For $32 Million In Fees Deferred Pending Appeal Of Lago Agrio RICO Judgment

NEW YORK - The motion filed by Chevron Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for $32,334,584 in attorney fees for prevailing in its lawsuit to prevent the enforcement of the $9.5 billion compensatory damages award for contamination of the Oriente region of Ecuador was deferred April 29 by the presiding judge pending a decision in the appeal of the injunctive relief granted in March under theories of fraud and violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (Chevron Corp. v. Steven R. Donziger, et al., No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.).

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