Donziger's Fraud Claims Nixed In Chevron Racketeering Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 29, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge threw out extortion and fraud counterclaims in Chevron Corp.’s racketeering suit over a $19 billion Amazon pollution judgment, ruling Monday that defendant Steven Donziger wasn't entitled to damages over alleged misrepresentations due to failure to state a claim.

Donziger, who represents indigenous residents who sued Chevron in Ecuador, claims that the company made false allegations in litigation it brought against him and that he suffered reputational and monetary damages in defending himself against the claims.

But U.S. District Judge Lewis A....
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