Ecuador court orders Chevron to pay $8 bln -lawyer

QUITO Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:20pm EST

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QUITO Feb 14 (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean lawyer for the plaintiffs said on Monday that a court in the Amazon city of Lago Agrio had ordered U.S. oil giant Chevron (CVX.N) to pay more than $8 billion in environmental damages.

Plaintiffs had originally asked for $27 billion. (Reporting by Quito Newsroom)

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