A Dutch appellate court has rejected Ecuador’s attempt to set aside a 2018 arbitral award that held the Republic liable under international law for issuing a fraudulent, meritless $9.5 billion judgment against the company more than a decade ago.
The Second Circuit panel on Wednesday upheld disbarred lawyer Steven Donziger’s conviction for disobeying court orders in civil litigation over a since-overturned $8.7 billion Ecuadorian pollution judgment against Chevron, saying federal judges have the power to appoint special prosecutors.
A dishonest campaign is underway to rehabilitate disbarred lawyer Steven Donziger and his Ecuadorian judicial fraud, a scheme he has been trying to profit from for nearly three decades. So, it is time once again to revisit the facts.
When Steven Donziger, the lawyer behind the Ecuador fraud against Chevron, was disbarred last year, the New York court cited his “egregious professional misconduct.” Specifically, it called out his “corruption of a court expert and …