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Chevron fraud case heads to U.S. as Ecuadorean judge orders seizure of the company’s assets

Ecuadorean plaintiffs are seeking to collect $19 billion in damages in the long-running pollution case

Chevron Corp.’s long-running litigation against a group of Ecuadorean plaintiffs is heating up this week.

On Tuesday, an Ecuadorean judge ordered the seizure of Chevron’s assets in Ecuador, which are estimated to be worth $200 million. These assets comprise $96.3 million that the country’s government owes Chevron, along with money that Chevron is holding in Ecuadorean bank accounts, according to the plaintiffs.

Alanna Byrne

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