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.… Continue Reading
Chevron scored another victory Wednesday in an ongoing legal battle tied to 20-year pollution case in Ecuador.
The Supreme Court of Gibraltar granted Chevron a $28 million award after issuing a judgment against Amazonia Recovery Ltd, a Gibraltar-based company established to receive and distribute funds resulting from a contentious 2011 Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron.… Continue Reading
A court in Paris Thursday acquitted 14 companies of bribing the former Iraqi regime to win contracts under the the U.N. oil-for-food program.
Renault Trucks, Schneider Electric, and Legrand were among the companies acquitted, along with several senior managers.… Continue Reading
The University of Richmond Annual Corruption Issue, Part II: Chevron, Ecuador, and the Crooked Path to Foreign Justice
The University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law & Business is proud to announce its annual Corruption Issue. In this series of posts, each co-authored by a UR law student and Professor Andy Spalding, we’ll introduce this year’s articles and invite submissions for next year’s issue.… Continue Reading
A federal judge last week struck down Patton Bogg’s claims of bad faith against Chevron but let stand counter claims alleging the D.C. law firm joined a fraud and cover up related to a $9.5… Continue Reading
A 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.… 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
Individual: Bachtiar Abdul Fatah
Company Involved: Chevron
Industry: Oil and Gas
Enforcement Action: Conviction and Sentencing