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Judge dismisses firm’s lawsuit against Chevron

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chevron Corp will not have to face accusations from a prominent U.S. law firm that the oil major mounted a “smear campaign” related to long-running environmental battles in Ecuador, a U.S. judge has ruled. Patton Boggs, a Washington D.C.-based firm representing Ecuadorean plaintiffs suing Chevron, had…

Facebook saga grows with new legal drama

SAN FRANCISCO – The drama of the Facebook story heightened on Tuesday as a man with a shady past used old emails and a powerful law firm to press his claim to half the online social networking firm. A legal claim filed last year by Paul Ceglia and deemed dubious…