Donziger Must Surrender Passport In Chevron Ecuador Fight

Law360 (June 12, 2019, 9:31 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has ordered attorney Steven Donziger to surrender his passport to pressure him to comply with court orders in a legal battle with Chevron to hand over his electronic devices.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on Tuesday said "additional coercive remedies" were necessary because Donziger, who helped secure a $9.5 billion oil pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. that Judge Kaplan later deemed fraudulent, had not purged himself of a pair of contempt orders from May.

At a Monday hearing on the issue, Donziger first unsuccessfully sought an adjournment and then refused to testify. Donziger has not paid...

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