According to a petition for a writ of mandamus, Southern District Judge Lewis Kaplan is determined to circumvent a January 2012 ruling by the Second Circuit holding that it is not up to him to decide whether an Ecuadoran court's $19 billion judgment against the oil giant for damage to the environment merits worldwide recognition.
Judge's Removal Sought in Chevron Litigation
The Am Law Daily
March 8, 2013
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