$19B Chevron Suit's Top Funder Says Donziger Duped Him

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 8:34 PM EST) -- A former funder of the Ecuadorean pollution lawsuit at the heart of Chevron Corp.’s $19 billion New York racketeering case against attorney Steven Donziger took the stand Monday to accuse Donziger of telling “blatant lies” about the integrity of the proceedings in order to keep the cash flowing.

Joseph Kohn’s firm Kohn Swift & Graf PC pumped more than $6 million into the underlying litigation as its primary funder until November 2009, when Kohn broke off the firm’s relationship with Donziger — who secured the unprecedented $19...
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