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Chevron wins a round in U.S. suit against lawyer in Ecuador case [USA]

A federal judge…rejected a bid by a U.S. lawyer to stall the enforcement of a ruling that found he used fraud to secure a $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron…in Ecuador. Lawyer Steven Donziger is appealing a…decision issued by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan…that barred him from collecting on a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in the United States. Chevron filed a lawsuit against Donziger in New York, claiming he used bribery and fake evidence to win the historic damage award...Kaplan ruled Donziger had bribed a former judge…and committed other improprieties, finding him liable for fraud and racketeering. Donziger had asked Kaplan to put the decision on hold while a federal appeals court considers the merits of his challenge, a process that will likely take months to resolve…[Donziger] denies the bribery and fraud allegations...

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