Bogus claims in Chevron-Ecuador suit

I’ve got a post at Point of Law detailing a judge’s ruling chastising, and imposing sanctions on, three lawyers (including one who’s fairly famous) who sued the oil company on behalf of supposed cancer victims in Ecuador; it turned out some of the victims 1) didn’t have cancer and 2) weren’t aware a suit was being filed in the U.S. in their name. (Oct. 25; and see Roger Parloff’s excellent post on the episode at Fortune “Legal Pad”).

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  • Can be fixed in a single case!

    Impose any relief sought by plaintiff against the filing attorneys!

    Basically if they are smart enough to avoid stupid suits, they can pay for them.