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Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
Topic - Steven Donziger
In a stunning retreat, high-powered Washington, D.C. firm Patton Boggs agreed Wednesday to pay $15 million to energy giant Chevron and withdraw from its central role in trying to enforce an Ecuadorean court judgment against the oil company that was found to have been obtained through fraud.
The environmental consulting firm accused by a judge of assisting "egregious fraud" by plaintiffs in the highly publicized lawsuit against Chevron Corp. successively received multimillion-dollar contracts from the U.S. government, including work on the infamous BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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.
The U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday handed Chevron Corp. a major victory in its decades-long battle over pollution in the Amazon rain forest, declaring an Ecuadorean court ruling unenforceable in the U.S.
Chevron's fraud case against Steven Donziger reaches a climax this week as the New York celebrity lawyer takes the stand for the first time to defend himself against charges that he engineered a record-breaking $19 billion judgment against the oil company for contamination of the Amazon rain forest.
Mr. Donziger has argued that Stratus analysts were pressured to disavow their findings in exchange for being dropped from the litigation.
Mr. Donziger, who has appealed the March 6 verdict handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan, issued a statement Wednesday along with Ecuadorean villagers calling Patton Boggs' deal with Chevron "a sad and unethical betrayal of their clients."