"Legendary D.C. Law Firm To Pay Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case"

"A long-running legal battle between a legendary Washington law and lobbying firm and a major oil company has been settled.

D.C.-based Patton Boggs has agreed to pay Chevron $15 million to settle a case that centers on pollution from drilling activity in the rainforests of Ecuador.

The case has gone on for more than four years, and the stakes were enormous for the two powerhouses."

Jackie Northam reports for NPR's Morning Edition May 8, 2014.

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