Criminal Contempt Charges In Donziger Case Are Excessive

By Nancy Gertner and Mark Bennett (July 13, 2020, 6:24 PM EDT) -- For years, we have independently followed the long-running dispute between Chevron Corp. and human rights attorney Steven Donziger over a $9.5 billion judgment obtained in Ecuadorian courts. As retired federal district trial judges, we are deeply troubled by the latest twist in this case: highly unusual criminal contempt charges brought against Donziger by a federal trial judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York....

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