Donziger Denies Role As Mastermind Of $9.5B Chevron Ruling

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 7:43 PM EST) -- Attorney Steven Donziger took the stand for the first time Monday in Chevron Corp.'s New York racketeering suit over a $9.5 billion pollution judgment he is accused of engineering through fraud, disputing his purported role as the top lawyer in the underlying Ecuadorean litigation.

The extent of Donziger’s control in that lawsuit is pivotal to Chevron’s efforts to secure a judgment against him and his Ecuadorean co-defendants under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, through which it seeks an injunction declaring the unprecedented pollution award...
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