United States

Chevron fails to block $18 billion Ecuador judgment


Photo  / 2

Environmentalist Donald Moncayo shows his glove after conducting a test made on an affected field in Lago Agrio, Ecuador in this January 25, 2011 file photograph. Chevron Corp on October 9, 2012 lost a U.S. Supreme Court bid to block an $18.2 billion judgment against it in Ecuador in a case over pollution in the Amazon jungle. The Supreme Court did not give any explanation for its decision, which rejected Chevron's appeal of a lower court ruling. The lower court in January had thrown out an injunction blocking enforcement of the Ecuadorean judgment. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja/Files