In the News Today - September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016
  • Ecuadorian Plaintiffs Faces Uphill Battle with Chevron Suit in Canadian Court: Fortune’s Roger Parloff writes that Ecuadorian plaintiffs face an “uphill battle” this week in trying to get a Canadian court to enforce a controversial $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron. Last month, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (in affirming a lower court ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan) ruled that the judgment was the product of fraud, coercion and bribery. (Fortune

  • Highlighting the Need for Legal Reform in New Mexico: ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim will be a featured speaker at the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry’s (ACI) upcoming “FOCUS Summit” in Las Cruces, NM. The summit is part of ACI’s 27-city tour of New Mexico to highlight business issues in the state, including legal reform. In promoting the event, ACI is highlighting New Mexico’s poor 45th ranking in ILR’s 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey. (Los Alamos Daily Post and Las Cruces Sun-News)