Atty To Face Deposition In Chevron Amazon Fight

Law360, New York (October 22, 2010, 5:52 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Ecuadorean plaintiffs accusing Chevron Corp. of shirking its responsibility to clean up contamination in the Amazon has been ordered to face questions about communication with a court-appointed environmental assessor and his role in sparking a criminal case against two Chevron lawyers.

Judge Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Wednesday that attorney Steven Donziger's testimony was relevant and necessary in light of a Nov. 10 preliminary hearing in the case of the two Chevron attorneys...
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