Chevron Shocker: Judge Says Plaintiffs Bought $19 Billion Ecuador Judgment for $500K

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Ever since a judge in Ecuador hit Chevron with a $19 billion judgment for allegedly fouling the jungles of the country's Lago Agrio region, the oil giant has claimed it's the victim of a hopelessly corrupt legal system. But even Chevron's lawyers at Gibson Dunn must have been bowled over by Monday's admission from one of the trial judges in the case.

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