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    EDITORIAL: Court throws out attempted shakedown of Chevron

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  • FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, a Chevron logo appears at a gas station in Miami. The American lawyer who advised Ecuadorean residents as they won a $9 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. says Tuesday, March 4, 2014 it's appalling that a New York judge found that the award resulted from fraud. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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  • With a gas mask on his head, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, center, gestures as he runs away from tear gas during a protest of police officers and soldiers against a new law that cuts their benefits at a police base in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. There were no reports of serious violence against the government, but Correa was hospitalized due to the effects of tear gas after being shouted down and pelted with water as he tried to speak with a group of police protesters. (AP Photo/Patricio Realpe)

    EDITORIAL: Stopping the Chevron shakedown

    The State Department has done little to help an American corporation battered by a bogus multibillion dollar lawsuit filed in a foreign country. Fortunately, the Obama administration's leadership void was filled Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who issued an injunction barring any collection efforts against Chevron Corp. by Ecuador.

  • With a gas mask on his head, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, center, gestures as he runs away from tear gas during a protest of police officers and soldiers against a new law that cuts their benefits at a police base in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. There were no reports of serious violence against the government, but Correa was hospitalized due to the effects of tear gas after being shouted down and pelted with water as he tried to speak with a group of police protesters. (AP Photo/Patricio Realpe)

    EDITORIAL: An Ecuadorian racket

    Ecuador's case against California's Chevron Corp. has boomeranged against the plaintiffs' lawyers. Today in Manhattan, federal District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan is considering a RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) complaint Chevron filed Feb. 1 against attorneys and consultants targeting the oil giant.

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  • ** FILE ** Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is shown in an undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office. (AP Photo/File)

    Gitmo detainee gets life sentence in embassy plot

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Chevron executive Silvia M. Garrigo (left) and others are renewing calls to have Ecuador's trade status with the U.S. revoked. "The only remedy [in Chevron's legal battle with Ecuador] is for the preferences to be suspended," said Chevron spokesman Kent Robertson (right).

    EDITORIAL: Assassination threat by Chevron accusers

    Courts continue to expose the skulduggery of an Ecuadorean lawsuit against American oil giant Chevron Corp. On Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals smacked down the plaintiffs and backed District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan's order allowing Chevron to continue discovery efforts to prove the lawsuit is fraudulent. Judge Kaplan's Nov. 4 decision in the case uses particularly scathing terms to describe the conduct of the plaintiffs' American lawyer, Steven R. Donziger.

  • ** FILE ** Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is shown in an undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office. (AP Photo/File)

    Judge bans key witness from Gitmo detainee's trial

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  • ** FILE ** An undated file photo provided by the U.S. District Attorney's office shows Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. Ghailani arrived in New York early Tuesday June 9, 2009, and is the first Guantanamo detainee brought to the United States. (AP Photo/File)

    Judge permits trial of Guantanamo detainee in U.S.

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