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Wall Street Journal – US Judge Orders Deposition Of Plaintiffs’ Advisor In Chevron Case

Date: Oct 25, 2010

Judge rules that head plaintiffs’ lawyer Steven Donziger must testify on his role in the Chevron Ecuador lawsuit:

A U.S. lawyer advising the plaintiffs in a $27 billion environmental case in Ecuador has been ordered to comply with a deposition request by defendant Chevron Corp. (CVX).

The lawyer, Steve Donziger, has been prominent in helping indigenous tribes in Ecuador’s Amazon lead a multi-year legal battle against the U.S. oil major over alleged pollution in Ecuadorean operations formerly owned by Texaco Inc. Chevron inherited the lawsuit when it acquired Texaco in 2001.

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