Dutch High Court Continues Burying The Chevron Shakedown – Hot Air
It’s been a while since we last checked in on New York (former) attorney Steven Donziger and his merry band of Ecuadorian racketeers who attempted the extortion of a major energy company in what’s become known as the Chevron Shakedown. They attempted, over a period of years, to sue Chevron for alleged environmental damage in Ecuador using fraudulent means and the officers of a corrupt court. They tried suing in multiple countries, stacking up stunning losses at every step of the way, with Donziger eventually being found to have engaged in racketeering and losing his license to practice law in D.C. and New York.
But they had one avenue of appeal left. They had thrown their case on the mercy of The Hague, hoping an international court might treat them better. They managed to lose several rounds of appeals there as well, and now the Dutch high court has buried the case once and for all. Read more>>