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Chevron Sues in Effort to Win Back Billions in Federal Trial

In 2011, Chevron lost a lawsuit for environmental damages caused by oil exploration in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Now, the company is gunning to get the money back.(PABLO COZZAGLIO/AFP/Getty Images)

October 16, 2013

A federal trial began Tuesday pitting Chevron Corp. against Steven Donziger, a former public defender who sued the company and won in 2011 for environmental damage to the Ecuadorian rainforest, Bloomberg reports.

Chevron is counter-suing Donziger for alleged fraud and conspiracy in the case, which resulted in Chevron being held liable for a payout of $19 billion in damages.

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