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  • The trial in New York of lawyer Steven Donziger, who brought natives of the Ecuadorean Amazon to court with him in 1999, reaches a climax this week as he defends himself against charges that he engineered a record-breaking $19 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for contamination of the Amazon rain forest. Ecuador had originally opposed the class-action suit, filed in 1993 on behalf of indigenous Indians and others. (Associated Press)

    D.C. firm retreats in Chevron legal battle

    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.


  • Lawyer Steven Donziger, right, speaks to  Huaorani women during this first day of the trial against Chevron-Texaco, in Lago Agrio, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003. A decade after Texaco pulled out of the Amazon jungle, the U.S. petroleum giant went on trial Tuesday in a lawsuit filed on behalf of 30,000 poor Ecuadoreans who say the company's 20 years of drilling poisoned their homeland.  (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Environmental firm Stratus cited in Chevron fraud case got federal contracts

    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.


  • FILE - In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 file photo US actor Danny Glover gestures as he arrives at Rome's main train station. The lawyer of Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide says actor Danny Glover has arrived in South Africa to escort the exiled former president home. Miami lawyer Ira Kurzban flew to Johannesburg Wednesday on the same mission amid unexplained delays as the United States called for Aristide to put off his departure until Sunday's disputed presidential runoff in his homeland. Kurzban says the star of the "Lethal Weapon" action movies arrived Thursday, March 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

    EDITORIAL: Court throws out attempted shakedown of Chevron

    Sometimes the facts trump greed, a defendant refuses to roll over and play dead, and a scam falls apart.


  • FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, a Chevron logo appears at a gas station in Miami. The American lawyer who advised Ecuadorean residents as they won a $9 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. says Tuesday, March 4, 2014 it's appalling that a New York judge found that the award resulted from fraud. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    NY judge rules for Chevron in Ecuador case

    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 trial in New York of lawyer Steven Donziger, who brought natives of the Ecuadorean Amazon to court with him in 1999, reaches a climax this week as he defends himself against charges that he engineered a record-breaking $19 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for contamination of the Amazon rain forest. Ecuador had originally opposed the class-action suit, filed in 1993 on behalf of indigenous Indians and others. (Associated Press)

    Chevron scores court win in $9B Ecuador rainforest case

    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.


  • The trial in New York of lawyer Steven Donziger, who brought natives of the Ecuadorean Amazon to court with him in 1999, reaches a climax this week as he defends himself against charges that he engineered a record-breaking $19 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for contamination of the Amazon rain forest. Ecuador had originally opposed the class-action suit, filed in 1993 on behalf of indigenous Indians and others. (Associated Press)

    Chevron trial nears its end

    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.


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