Get the latest Chevron Ecuador lawsuit news. This category covers recent 2015 lawsuit news and the latest on Steven Donziger, the attorney that used corrupt means to obtain a 2011 court verdict in Ecuador.
One of the last slim reeds of hope of defenders of the $9.5 billion judgment fraudulently obtained against Chevron Corporation by adjudicated racketeer and suspended lawyer Steven Donziger and his Ecuadorean allies was in Canada. Prior Canadian court decisions had essentially gutted any possibility of collection of the Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Canada, a distinct entity. The case had, it is true, not been legally dismissed, though those of you who follow this column knew that the Canadian bell would soon toll.
Steven Donziger, the plaintiff’s lawyer in the Chevron Ecuador case that was found guilty of violating the RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt …
A New York federal judge has ordered attorney Steven Donziger to surrender his passport to pressure him to comply with court orders in a legal battle with Chevron to hand over his electronic devices.
It’s been a while since we checked in on Steven Donziger, the New York City attorney who was the architect of the failed Chevron Shakedown. How are things going for him these days? Well, the first item to note is that I should issue a correction to that first sentence. Donziger has reportedly been disbarred from every place where he was previously allowed to practice law. He can now represent nobody but himself, so is he still technically an attorney?
On May 23, Steven Donziger, the American lawyer for the Lago Ario plaintiffs, was held in contempt of court in post-judgment proceedings in New York. Chevron first moved to hold Donziger in contempt in March 2018, and it has filed a series of motions since then. I have covered the contempt issues, though not exhaustively, in several posts, which you can find by browsing through this archive.
A New York federal court on Thursday imposed sanctions on suspended attorney Steven Donziger, who helped secure a fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador, saying Donziger had blatantly ignored the court’s orders forbidding him from profiting from the award.
I’ve detailed the civil contempt of court motion against Steven Donziger in prior columns. So it’s very pleasing to read United States District Judge Lewis Kaplan’s remarkable, 75-page, contempt of court ruling. It begins with these words: “Steven Donziger, formerly a lawyer, has led a corrupt effort to extort billions of dollars from Chevron Corporation.”
I’ve detailed the civil contempt of court motion against Steven Donziger in prior columns. So it’s very pleasing to read …
Ecuador’s corrupt, leftist regime and its grifting American lawyers keep losing and losing and losing in a long-running case that proves there is such a thing as international justice.
It’s been a while since we last checked in on New York (former) attorney Steven Donziger and his merry band of Ecuadorian racketeers who attempted the extortion of a major energy company in what’s become known as the Chevron Shakedown.
The Dutch Supreme Court has refused to set aside awards issued by an international tribunal ordering Ecuador to prevent enforcement of a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron over pollution in the Amazon, which was later found by the tribunal and U.S. courts to have been obtained through fraud.
Readers of this column by now know the details of the effort to use fraudulent “lawfare” to extort billions from Chevron Corp., for pollution damages most likely caused by an Ecuadorean corporation long after Texaco Petroleum (which Chevron subsequently purchased) had left Ecuador and had obtained a formal certification that all pollution had been remediated.