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30 Okt 2015

Marco Simons, EarthRights International (USA)

What you Think you Know About Chevron and Steven Donziger is Wrong

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Recently, a fellow lawyer asked me if Steven Donziger was going to jail. Donziger, the New York lawyer who doggedly pursued Chevron for its contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon and helped win a multi-billion-dollar verdict in Ecuador, was found to have participated in racketeering. A federal court found that he was involved in a scheme to bribe an Ecuadorian judge…For many years, ERI has supported Ecuadorian communities' efforts to force Texaco, now Chevron, to cleanup the mess that it left behind after years of operations in the Amazon. ERI has never represented the Ecuadorian plaintiffs, but we have served as amicus, defended activists who support the Ecuadorians, and consulted with the Ecuadorians' lawyers from time to time. This case has been without a doubt one of the most talked-about cases to date.

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Chevron and Ecuadorian oil pollution victims' lawyer argue over key witness testimony in US lawsuit alleging fraud

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)