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Law Firm Patton Boggs and Chevron
Reach Accord in Ecuador Dispute

Wall Street Journal, by Jennifer Smith

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Posted By:Doctor P, 5/7/2014 4:56:23 PM

Chevron Corp. and Patton Boggs LLP are ready to make peace after years of legal sniping over the Washington D.C., law firm’s role in a disputed $9.5 billion environmental verdict in Ecuador against the oil giant. Both sides announced a proposed settlement on Wednesday in which Patton Boggs, which had represented the Ecuadorean plaintiffs in that case, would pay Chevron $15 million. According to the settlement agreement, the law firm agreed to cease efforts to enforce the judgment against the oil company and withdraw from related litigation. Patton Boggs promised to turn over to Chevron any profits from the case,

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The tide is turning against the ecological extremists if the law firms are beginning to pay.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 5/7/2014 5:07:48 PM     (No. 9840179)

This was a huge win and a strategic reversal from giving in to nuisance suits to actually taking on the lawyers and proving unethical and fraudulent behavior. Now that Chevron has beaten them, their previous clients are going after the law firm.

I encourage all readers to support loser-pays tort reform in your state.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 5/7/2014 5:38:21 PM     (No. 9840212)

The only difference between Patton Boggs and a mafia operation is the mafia members have a code of honor.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/7/2014 5:40:43 PM     (No. 9840213)

I love this result. Maybe Patton Boggs will tread a bit more carefully now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Democracy First, 5/7/2014 6:06:35 PM     (No. 9840238)

I may be wrong, but isn´t that the law firm started by Cokie Roberts´ father or relative? Her maiden name is Boggs. And the Adems are big on lawsuits and ambulance chasing, hence their hatred of malpractice reform,etc.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 5/7/2014 6:16:16 PM     (No. 9840245)

They´re a known democrat "fixer" firm. There should be criminal indictments.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kewmac, 5/7/2014 6:58:35 PM     (No. 9840278)

From the wikipedia entry for Hale Boggs: "Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. (born February 15, 1914; presumed to have died on October 16, 1972 but not declared dead until January 3, 1973) was an American Democratic politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Orleans, Louisiana.....Hale and Lindy (his wife) Boggs had three children: U.S. TV and public radio journalist Cokie Roberts, born December 27, 1943, and the wife of journalist Steven V. Roberts; Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., a prominent Washington, D.C.,-based attorney..." The apples didn´t fall far from the rotten old tree did they?

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