Donziger Defends Right To Jury In $19B Chevron RICO Trial

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- Attorney Steven Donziger on Friday fought back against an attempt by Chevron Corp. to secure a bench trial in its racketeering suit over a disputed $19 billion Amazon pollution judgment, saying the nature of the claims against him still entitle him to a jury trial.

Earlier this week, Chevron moved to drop monetary damage claims against the attorney in order to shift the impending October 15 trial before U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan. Donziger argued on Friday that the claims asserted by Chevron are nonetheless...
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