Indigenous Ecuadoreans Want Cut Of $18B Chevron Judgment

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT) -- Amazon rain forest natives Thursday sued Steven R. Donziger, an attorney for Ecuadoreans who won an $18 billion pollution-related judgment against Chevron Corp., saying their interests have been ignored and that a New York federal court should confirm they’ll get a cut of the money.

According to the complaint filed by members of the indigenous Huaorani community, Donziger is a consulting attorney for the Amazon Defense Coalition, a nonprofit organization tasked with representing Ecuador inhabitants and administering proceeds from the judgment, which is in dispute and...
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