Washington, D.C., 03/05/14 - NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement following the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York's ruling that the judgment against Chevron Corporation in Ecuador was the product of fraud and racketeering and is, therefore, unenforceable:
Manufacturers welcome this ruling that puts the facts and the law above false allegations and lack of due process. In Chevron v. Donziger, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan made the extraordinary finding that the multibillion damage award leveled by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron was the product of fraud and racketeering.
It is gratifying to see justice prevail in this long-running case, which has been the subject of much criticism. This ruling shows that criticism was without merit as Chevron's position was supported in finding after finding by Judge Kaplan.
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