Punish Donziger's Fraud In Chevron Row, 2nd Circ. Told

Law360, New York (October 9, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT) -- Business trade group the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday urged the Second Circuit to "punish" what it claimed was "massive fraud" on the part of Steven Donziger, the attorney for indigenous Ecuadoreans in their pollution battle against Chevron Corp.

In an amicus brief, the group claimed that the kind of fraud that U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan found Donziger carried out on the court is part of a trend that could harm business. Judge Kaplan in March barred enforcement in the U.S. of the $9.5 billion Amazon pollution judgment that Donziger had won for his clients against Chevron. 

"Although these findings seem more...

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