Donziger Dodges Ecuadoreans' Suit Over $18B Judgment
Law360, New York (September 8, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge has ruled that Ecuador's courts are the proper venue for a suit against class action attorney Steven Donziger brought by a group of indigenous Ecuadoreans seeking a share of the $18.2 billion pollution-related judgment Donziger helped secure against Chevron Corp., according to an order posted Friday.
Judge Debra A. James' Aug. 29 order granting a motion to dismiss filed by the Law Offices of Steven R. Donziger and the Amazon Defense Coalition — a nonprofit organization tasked with representing Ecuador inhabitants and administering proceeds from the so-called Lago Agrio judgment — draws a distinction between the...
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