Senior Brazilian Official Backs Chevron in Oil Pollution Case

Prosecutor recommends that Brazilian courts reject $9.5 billion Ecuadorian contamination judgment
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Seeking to avoid payment of a disputed $9.5 billion pollution judgment in Ecuador, Chevron won a round in Brazil. Last week, a senior Brazilian legal official recommended that his nation's courts refuse to enforce the Ecuadorian judgment. The recommendation isn't binding on the Brazilian judiciary, and lawyers for the alleged Ecuadorian victims are continuing to pursue enforcement in other countries. 

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