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Steven Donziger

August 19, 2014

The Chevron Oil Pollution Case and the Limits of the U.S. Courts – Bloomberg Businessweek

Where Goldhaber and I agree is that the ends-justify-the-means strategy embraced by Donziger and his allies undermined the rule of law and set a precedent that will impede future attempts to vindicate human rights via the courts. Read more >>

August 19, 2014

Legal tide turning against lawyers who profit illegally from class-action lawsuits – Washington Examiner

In March, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled that Donziger “formulated and conducted a scheme to victimize a U.S. company through a pattern of racketeering” in the case, including bribing the Ecuadorean judge. 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 >>

July 30, 2014

Inside Chevron’s Discovery Campaign in Ecuador – The American Lawyer

“What has blatantly occurred in this matter would in fact be considered fraud by any court,” observed one magistrate judge. The “Crude” outtakes, remarked another, “sent shockwaves through the nation’s legal communities, primarily because the footage shows, with unflattering frankness, inappropriate, unethical and perhaps illegal conduct.” Read more >>

July 18, 2014

Chevron v. Ecuador: A clear cut case of big oil versus the people? One journalist says, “wait not so fast.” – Political Analysis

Barrett has poured over court documents and countless other materials related to the Ecuador v Chevron case, all of which have lead him to conclude that the plaintiffs — including leading New York attorney Steven Donziger — may be exploiting the people of the Ecuadorian rainforests for their own reasons. Read more >>

July 14, 2014

Employing U.S. subpoena power in support of foreign litigation: Chevron Corp. v. Donziger and 28 U.S.C. § 1782 – Inside Counsel

Section 1782 can be a powerful discovery tool, and litigants would be wise to conduct themselves with the same caution employed in U.S. proceedings.
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July 3, 2014

Appeal in the Chevron Case Will Test the Boundaries of RICO – Businessweek

Newly filed appeals in the Chevron-Ecuador oil pollution case have set the stage for a potentially important court decision on the reach of the federal anti-racketeering statute as a corporate tool for combating liability lawsuits.
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July 1, 2014

Litigation Finance Firm Survives Chevron Debacle, Learns Lessons, and Thrives – Business Week

Burford Capital, a litigation-finance firm, was just getting aloft in 2010 when it invested $4 million in a controversial pollution lawsuit against Chevron (CVX) in Ecuador. The transaction went sour very quickly.

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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 10, 2014

Chevron, Patton Boggs Oppose Donziger’s Bid To Derail Deal – Law360

Chevron Corp. filed court papers Monday defending a settlement of claims that Patton Boggs LLP covered up the corruption underpinning an Ecuadorian court’s discredited $9.5 billion pollution judgment, slamming opposition from the underlying plaintiffs and their attorney Steven Donziger as a publicity stunt. Read more >>

June 10, 2014

Chevron Files Opposition to Steven Donziger’s Motion to Intervene in Patton Boggs Settlement

Chevron filed yesterday its opposition to Steven Donziger and the Lago Agrio Plaintiffs’ (LAPs’) motion to intervene in Chevron’s settlement agreement with Patton Boggs. Chevron’s motion, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, is available here.

June 3, 2014
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Donziger’s PR Team Joins Republic of Ecuador in Promoting Junk Science

The Republic of Ecuador – through their Ambassador to the United States, Nathalie Cely – and Steven Donziger’s PR team …