Chevron, Donziger Trade Final Pleas In $9.5B RICO Trial

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 4:00 PM EST) -- Attorney Steven Donziger made a final push Tuesday against Chevron Corp.’s epic racketeering suit, arguing that a New York federal court lacks authority to impede the $9.5 billion Ecuadorian pollution judgment he is accused of engineering through fraud because a favorable order won't redress Chevron's complaints.

Both sides submitted dueling post-trial reply briefs Tuesday following the conclusion in November of six weeks of acrimonious, conflicting testimony over the legitimacy of the award. Donziger’s filing led off with claims that Chevron had forfeited standing due to its...
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