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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.”
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.
There is always a latest chapter in the Legal Fraud of the Century, which is the story of a determined leftist environmentalist cabal’s attempt to shake down of Chevron for many billions over bogus claims.
Regular readers of this column should be happy, but not surprised, to learn that the Supreme Court of Canada has rejected a request to review a ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal that a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corporation.
Canada’s Supreme Court has declined to review a decision that a group of Ecuadorians can’t go after a Canadian Chevron subsidiary’s assets to satisfy an embattled $9.5 billion pollution judgment, but the plaintiffs remained undeterred, saying they’ll continue enforcement efforts against the parent company.