NY Judge Says Donziger Bias Argument Is Too Little, Too Late

Law360 (March 13, 2020, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has denied a request from embattled attorney Steven Donziger for all Southern District judges to be disqualified from his criminal contempt case.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who presided over Donziger's racketeering trial with Chevron Corp. six years ago and later triggered the ongoing criminal case against the environmental lawyer, said there was "no merit whatsoever" to the assertion that he was in "allegiance" with the energy giant.

Moreover, Donziger and others have repeatedly raised the judicial bias argument at previous stages in the drawn-out dispute, and seen it rejected by the district court and at the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!