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Exclusive: Amazon coalition slams US judge’s decision to halt $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron

‘We are going to appeal,’ Amazon Defense Coalition tells Raw A judge in New York City ruled earlier this week that an Ecuador court’s decision to hold the Chevron oil company liable for $9.5 billion in damages should be placed on hold. The ruling freezes the landmark judgment until allegations…

U.S. judge delays decision in Chevron-Ecuador case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge asked lawyers in the long-running Chevron Corp pollution dispute in Ecuador’s Amazon rain forest to do more work on Ecuadorean law before he decides whether any judgment against the oil company can be enforced. At a hearing in U.S. District Court in New…

NY judge: Coerced testimony has no role in trial

NY judge rules testimony coerced for intelligence purposes cannot be used in criminal trials A judge presiding over the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee says the government cannot coerce a detainee to provide information for intelligence purposes and then use the evidence for criminal trial purposes. In…

Judge delays NYC Gitmo trial ‘over witness issue’

A federal judge in New York has delayed the first civilian trial of a former Guantanamo detainee until Wednesday as prosecutors worried about losing a key witness, The New York Times reported. Opening arguments will set the stage for a trial that could take several months and test President Barack…

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