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September 9, 2014

Donziger Dodges Ecuadorians’ Suit Over $18B Judgment – Law360

A New York state judge has ruled that Ecuador’s courts are the proper venue for a suit against class action attorney Steven Donziger brought by a group of indigenous Ecuadorians seeking a share of the $18.2 billion pollution-related judgment Donziger helped secure against Chevron Corp., according to an order posted Friday. Read more>>

August 18, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron used cloak and dagger to expose a historic fraud – Corporate Counsel

Plagiarized documents from Donziger’s hard drives would provide the most persuasive proof that the Lago Agrio judgment was ghostwritten. Read more >>

June 24, 2014

Ecuador whines at the UN Human Rights Council – Fausta’s Blog

I doubt that Ecuador will start its presentation with Judge Kaplan’s 500-page decision against Donziger (via Business Roundtable), where Kaplan found not only Donziger but the entire Lago Agrio plaintiff team guilty of fraud Read more >>

June 12, 2014

New Filing Outlines Republic of Ecuador’s Involvement in Lago Agrio Case

In a recent filing with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Chevron has outlined the extensive …

May 29, 2014

Ecuador #AskEcuador How Much It Paid Chevron Protestors, Twitter? –

How much money does it take to perpetuate the Chevron Ecuador fraud? Well, let’s ask Ecuador or in Twitter lingo #AskEcuador! Of course, Ecuador President Rafael Correa will yell at you, but let’s #AskEcuador anyway! Read more >>

April 7, 2014 – Chevron CEO Shows Rewards of Standing up to Green Bullies

Judge Kaplan ruled that the pollution judgment issued in Ecuador on behalf of rainforest dwellers in the country’s Lago Agrio area was procured by fraud, including bribing a judge and ghostwriting court documents. Read more >>

March 17, 2014

Fortune – Chevron wins round against funder of environmental suit in Ecuador

A Gibraltar judge rules that online poker magnate Russ DeLeon, who funded the suit, must answer claims that he knew the plaintiffs’ team had engaged in fraud and other crimes. Read more >>

March 4, 2014

Forbes – Judge Calls Chevron Verdict Product Of `Egregious Fraud,’ Unenforceable

A federal judge in New York today slapped a stern order on attorney Steven Donziger and the Ecuadorean villagers he claims to represent, prohibiting them from capitalizing in U.S. courts on a $9 billion judgment he says was the product of “egregious fraud.” Read more >>

March 4, 2014

Wall Street Journal – Judge: $9.5B Environmental Judgment Against Chevron ‘Obtained by Corrupt Means’

A federal judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. on Tuesday in a civil racketeering case, saying a record $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant was “obtained by corrupt means.”

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan found that New York lawyer Steven Donziger and his litigation team engaged in coercion, bribery, money laundering and other criminal conduct in pursuit of the 2011 verdict. Read more >>

March 4, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek – Chevron’s RICO Win Is a Potent Weapon Against Ecuadorian Pollution Judgment

Big day for Chevron (CVX) in federal court in New York: The oil company won a sweeping ruling that a multibillion-dollar judgment against it in Ecuador was procured by fraud—and therefore isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Read more >>

March 4, 2014

Wall Street Journal – Highlights from the Chevron/Donziger Opinion

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on Tuesday issued a voluminous opinion regarding Chevron Corp.’sCVX +0.64% claims against New York lawyer Steven Donziger and his litigation team, saying a record $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant was “obtained by corrupt means.” Read more >>

February 26, 2014

Claims Management – Fighting Fraudulent Lawsuits with RICO: Two recent lawsuits aggressively using RICO may be the new model for fighting back

Businesses and insurers often deal with fraudulent lawsuits. Two recent lawsuits, aggressively using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), may be the new model for fighting back. Read more >>