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Topic - Lewis A. Kaplan
Sometimes the facts trump greed, a defendant refuses to roll over and play dead, and a scam falls apart.
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked U.S. courts from being used to collect a $9 billion Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainforest damage, saying lawyers poisoned an honorable quest with their illegal and wrongful conduct.
A few prospective jurors were dismissed after acknowledging they would have trouble being fair because they knew people killed in the 2001 World Trade Center attack.
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was introduced to prospective jurors on Monday at the start of his trial on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and support terrorists in his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed can answer hundreds of written questions from lawyers preparing to defend Osama bin Laden's son-in-law at a New York City terrorism trial next month, a judge said Wednesday.
Lawyers for the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden say the United States has finally granted access to interview the brain behind the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, at Guantanamo Bay. But the strings that are attached may in effect moot that permission, the attorneys complained.
The U.S. government will let lawyers for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law interview alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay under conditions that may prevent it from happening, attorneys preparing for a terrorism trial later this month told a judge Tuesday.
Lawyers for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former spokesman asked a judge Tuesday to let them interview accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed prior to a terrorism trial scheduled to begin this month.
A man convicted in the United Kingdom in the 2001 shoe bomb plot can testify through a video link at the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former spokesman, a judge ruled Wednesday.
It's a precedent-setting court case that is playing out like a soap opera. A celebrity lawyer, triumphant after winning the biggest environmental judgment in history, is in danger of causing his own downfall as he is caught on video appearing to admit to misconduct and fraud — just the latest twist in a high-stakes, decadeslong court battle over oil pollution in the Amazon rain forest.
The State Department has done little to help an American corporation battered by a bogus multibillion dollar lawsuit filed in a foreign country. Fortunately, the Obama administration's leadership void was filled Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who issued an injunction barring any collection efforts against Chevron Corp. by Ecuador.
Ecuador's case against California's Chevron Corp. has boomeranged against the plaintiffs' lawyers. Today in Manhattan, federal District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan is considering a RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) complaint Chevron filed Feb. 1 against attorneys and consultants targeting the oil giant.
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison in the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.
A judge on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison the first Guantanamo Bay detainee tried in a civilian court, an outcome that bolsters Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s much-criticized desire to prosecute suspected terrorists on U.S. soil.
The calls have begun for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s resignation. Potential Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty both took that position last weekend in response to last week's embarrassing result in the trial of Guantanamo terrorist detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailiani. Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Pawlenty won't be the only prominent politicos reaching the conclusion that Mr. Holder is unfit for the office he holds.
Judge Kaplan explained in his decision that Mr. Donziger "and the Ecuadorean lawyers he led corrupted the Lago Agrio case.
Judge Kaplan required 500 pages of typescript to tell the story of what happened.