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At 11th hour, Donziger’s last attorney says will walk away unless trial delayed- Reuters

The lawyer of Ecuadorean people affected by Texaco-Chevron --who have long sought compensation for pollution between the 1970s and early 1990s-- Steven Donziger, speaks during a press conference on March 19, 2014 in Quito. Earlier this month, a US judge upheld Chevron's allegations that an Ecuadoran court decision ordering it to pay $9.5 billion for oil pollution in the Amazon jungle was fraudulently obtained. Donziger announced they will appeal against this decision. AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Attorney Lauren Regan has told a Manhattan federal judge that she will withdraw from the trial of Steven Donziger, the American lawyer who spent more than two decades suing Chevron Corp over pollution in Ecuador and is now facing a civil trial next week for criminal contempt, unless it is rescheduled for the third time.In yet another twist in the highly-publicized legal saga, the Civil Liberties Defense Center attorney said on Tuesday that she cannot safely travel from her home in Oregon to New York due to the coronavirus pandemic for the in-person trial, that Donziger does not consent to a tele-trial, and that the trial must be adjourned.

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