Court calls Lago Agrio case against Chevron fraudulent

03/17/2014
Steven Donziger of course disagrees with a Mar. 4 court decision in a case related to long-running environmental litigation involving Ecuador and Chevron Corp. The $9.5 billion judgment he won against Chevron in the Lago Agrio case in Ecuador is, according to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, fraudulent. Donziger says he's confident he'll prevail on appeal. But Judge Lewis Kaplan writes, "The wrongful actions of Donziger and his Ecuadorian legal team would be offensive to the laws of any nation that aspires to the rule of law, including Ecuador—and they knew it." The 500-page opinion affirms suspicion that the case against Chevron for environmental dam...
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