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Donziger’s Contempt Conviction Upheld By 2nd Circ. – Law360

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.

Steven Donziger speaks with reporters outside the federal courthouse on April 20, 2015.

A Second Circuit panel on Wednesday upheld disbarred human rights 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.

To read the full story at Law360, go to: https://www.law360.com/whitecollar/articles/1505095/donziger-s-contempt-conviction-upheld-by-split-2nd-circ-?copied=1

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