Donziger To Judge: Don't Call Private Prosecutor 'Gov't'

Law360 (February 3, 2021, 10:40 PM EST) -- Chevron foe Steven Donziger wants a New York federal court to ban the use of the label "the government" to describe Rita Glavin of Seward & Kissel LLP, the private practice lawyer appointed by a court to pursue contempt charges against him.

The disbarred human rights lawyer faces a May misdemeanor criminal contempt trial arising from his disobeying post-trial court orders in a long-running civil fight with Chevron, stemming from a $9 billion environmental pollution judgment Donziger obtained in Ecuador against the company.

In the run-up to his trial, Donziger says accuracy should compel the court to halt the use of...

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