Gibson Dunn's Randy Mastro vowed earlier to give "a big New York welcome" to Judge Nicolas Zambrano of Ecuador, who denies that Steven Donziger or his Ecuadorian team ghostwrote the $19 billion tort judgment issued in his name against Chevron. On Tuesday Mastro delivered on his promise.
Testifying in the oil giant's fraud trial against Steven Donziger, Kohn, Swift & Graf's Joseph Kohn recalled telling Donziger to "come clean" about alleged shenanigans leading to a $19 billion judgment against Chevron.
As soon as he discovered the truth in Ecuador, a Constantine Cannon lawyer felt compelled by legal ethics to drop Steven Donziger as a client—raising questions about those who didn't.
While the U.S. Supreme Court keeps raising the bar for class action certification, the Supreme Court of Canada took the opposite tack on Thursday, vastly expanding the scope of price-fixing class actions north of the border.
Rabobank, represented by David Gelfand and James Cavoli of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, said it "did not sufficiently appreciate the risks associated with the Libor and Euribor submission processes."
Week Two of Chevron Corporation's mega-tort countertrial completed the testimony of its star witness, Alberto Guerra, a former Ecuadorian judge who is now living in an unprecedented private witness protection program funded by Chevron.
In live testimony on Wednesday, a former Ecuadorian judge in the $19 billion Amazon pollution case against Chevron told a sordid tale of bribes solicited and won.
Lawyers for victims of terror attacks are cheering favorable decisions in recent weeks in cases against banks accused of violating U.S. antiterror laws by providing financial services to terrorist organizations abroad.
A federal judge in Manhattan dismissed allegations that a Chinese subsidiary of Siemens AG violated the Dodd-Frank Act, ruling that the law's whistle-blower protection provisions don't apply extraterritorially.