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.… Continue Reading
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.
As first reported Thursday by Oil Patch Asia (and reprinted here with permission), Chevron said in a motion for attorney’s fees that Donziger used “a pattern of racketeering that included multiple frauds, extortion, [and] obstruction of justice” to win a multi-billion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.… Continue Reading
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.… Continue Reading