Patton Boggs settles with Chevron over involvement in Ecuadorian oil lawsuit

Firm says revelations in March decision would have altered its participation

Following revelations of racketeering and questionable practices that aided in the original decision, a federal court ruled in March that an environmental-damage tab of $9.5 billion issued to Chevron may not have been valid. Those revelations gave Chevron a course to fight back, and it has litigiously pursued the law firms involved in the original decisions.

Now, Patton Boggs LLP has agreed to pay out $15 million to Chevron Corp., settling a lawsuit filed by the oil company. Patton Boggs has also agreed to drop out of the Ecuadorian litigation as a stipulation of the agreement.

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