Donziger Stays Defiant In $9B Chevron RICO Trial Testimony

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 2:36 PM EST) -- Attorney Steven Donziger on Friday admitted to mishandling aspects of the Ecuadorean pollution litigation that spawned a $9 billion judgment against Chevron Corp., but maintained that the award is valid and blasted the company’s New York racketeering suit against him as illegitimate.

In proposed witness testimony provided in advance of his appearance on the witness stand next week, Donziger railed against Chevron’s lawsuit as a “disturbing” retaliation campaign that threatens to chill human rights advocacy, and slammed U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan for the bias...
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