Judge In $19B Chevron Pollution Fight Denies Bribery Claims

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- The Ecuadorean judge behind a $19 billion pollution judgment at the center of an escalating legal war between Chevron and a group of indigenous plaintiffs on Thursday denied bribery allegations against him and affirmed he is the sole author of the purportedly ghostwritten judgment.

Judge Nicolas A. Zambrano asserted in sworn testimony that his execution of the heavily contested judgment was not influenced by bribery, countering allegations made by another Ecuadorean judge that attorneys for the Ecuadorean plaintiffs promised Zambrano $500,000 from the eventual judgment proceeds...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Chevron Corporation v. Donziger et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


Lewis A. Kaplan

Date Filed

February 1, 2011

Law Firms


Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.