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New York Law Journal – Lawyers for Lago Agrio Plaintiffs Ordered to Turn Over Documents to Chevron

Date: Aug 5, 2011

More coverage of Magistrate Judge Francis’ order for Steven Donziger associates and co-counsel to produce documents under a discovery request related to Chevron’s RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) claim:

Attorneys who worked with lead plaintiff’s lawyer Steven Donziger to secure a multi-billion-dollar environmental damage judgment against Chevron in Ecuador have been ordered to turn over documents to Chevron as the oil company pursues its racketeering claim that the judgment was obtained by fraud.

Citing concerns that the judgment would be secured by fraud and without procedures compatible with due process, Southern District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in February issued a temporary restraining order forbidding the plaintiffs from seeking enforcement of the judgment anywhere in the world (NYLJ, Feb. 9), and he followed that order with a preliminary injunction.

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