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At 2nd Circuit, Donziger Argues Against Civil Contempt, as His Criminal Contempt Trial Looms- New York Law Journal

Steven Donziger on Tuesday continued his battle against contempt-of-court allegations and the Manhattan federal court judge who levied them, Lewis Kaplan, as he argued to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that Kaplan’s 2019 order holding him in civil contempt of court “raises serious constitutional and human-rights issues.”

“I did exactly what he said I could do,” Donziger told the Second Circuit as he pointed to a 2014 opinion issued by Kaplan in which the trial court judge addressed injunction orders he’d issued against Donziger, after he found that Donziger had committed “egregious” judicial fraud in Ecuador in order to win an $8.6 billion judgment there against Chevron Corp.

The injunction orders are central to what are now both a civil contempt order and criminal contempt-of-court charges lodged by Kaplan against Donziger, a controversial lawyer known for his long-standing and contentious battles with oil- and energy-company giant, Chevron.

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#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars.

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