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3 Sep 2020

Sebastien Malo, Reuters

Court-appointed attorney asks judge to vacate an order forcing him to represent Donziger, citing 'irreconcilable conflict'

"Court-appointed attorney for Donziger says thanks but no thanks, citing 'irreconcilable conflict'", 2 September 2020.

Attorney Andrew Frisch asked a Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday to vacate an order forcing him to represent Steven Donziger, the American lawyer who spent more than two decades suing Chevron Corp over pollution in Ecuador and is now facing a trial next week for criminal contempt.

In the latest twist in a highly-publicized legal saga, Donziger’s ex-lawyer Frisch told the court in filings that he has had no recent contact with Donziger, their relationship is beyond repair and under such circumstances his representation could violate the defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel.

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