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On March 4, 2014, the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an injunction against enforcement in the United States of a $9.5 billion judgment that was obtained in Ecuador against Chevron Corporation (Judgment). In the Judgment, the Ecuadorian courts had found Chevron responsible for extensive environmental damage caused by the oil activities of Texaco, Inc., a company that Chevron has since acquired. The District Court held that the Judgment “was obtained by corrupt means” and that thus the defendants—American and Ecuadorian lawyers who brought the action in Ecuador in the names of forty-seven plaintiffs and on behalf of thousands of indigenous peoples in Ecuador affected by the environmental damage—“may not be allowed to benefit from that in any way.” In making its determination, the Court found that the defendants had, inter alia, submitted fraudulent evidence to the Ecuadorian courts and that a former Ecuadorian judge had drafted some of the decisions for the judge sitting in the case. The Court also ruled that “the limited injunction raises no issues of comity or international relations.”