A U.S. appeals court affirmed a RICO judgment against American attorney Steven Donziger after he sued Chevron in Ecuador on behalf of indigenous tribes, claiming they were harmed by decades of environmental pollution.
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Chevron scored another victory Wednesday in an ongoing legal battle tied to 20-year pollution case in Ecuador.
D.C. law firm Patton Boggs agreed Wednesday to pay Chevron $15 million to settle allegations that it helped cover up fraudulent evidence in an Ecuador pollution suit against the oil and gas company.
A New York federal judge ruled Monday that Chevron can sue Washington, DC’s Patton Boggs for allegedly committing fraud while trying to enforce a multibillion-dollar judgment for environmental damage in Ecuador.
After RICO trial win, Chevron demands $32 million from plaintiffs lawyer Donziger for attorneys fees
Chevron Corporation asked a federal court Tuesday to award it $32 million for attorneys fees it incurred during a successful fraud and racketeering trial against U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York said he found "clear and convincing evidence" that a two-decade legal effort to punish Chevron for polluting the Ecuadorean rain forest was tainted by corruption.