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Donziger Pushes To End Home Confinement In Chevron Case- Law360

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)

Embattled attorney Steven Donziger is redoubling his bid for a New York federal court to set him free from home confinement and electronic monitoring in the wake of contempt charges in a case against Chevron Corp., arguing he is not a flight risk.

Even as the court’s pretrial services office recommended that Donziger’s home confinement be rolled back to a curfew that only requires the lawyer to be at home from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., the attorney sought Tuesday for the Southern District of New York to do away with the restriction altogether.

Donziger — who was sanctioned in May following a determination that he helped secure a fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador — cited his regular appearances at court hearings in recent months as one example of why he should not be confined to his residence as the litigation proceeds, according to his second letter to the court on the issue.

“Mr. Donziger has no incentive to flee to Ecuador or any place else,” the letter reads. “Mr. Donziger is a lawyer who has lived in Manhattan for 25 years, has a son in eighth grade and has surrendered his passport.”

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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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