$9.5B Chevron RICO Trial Finale Provides Little Closure

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 5:40 PM EST) -- Chevron Corp.’s intensely acrimonious New York racketeering trial over a $9.5 billion Amazon pollution judgment wrapped up Tuesday with the parties spinning two wildly divergent narratives of how attorney Steven Donziger and his Ecuadorean co-defendants secured the unprecedented award.

Chevron top gun Randy Mastro of Gibson Dunn presented the underlying Ecuadorean litigation as a saga of greed and deceit that cast Donziger as a scheming criminal who engineered the award through fraud, in a bid to shake down a multibillion-dollar corporation for a massive payday....
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