One of Steven Donziger's own former consultants joined a Chevron scientist in testifying for the oil giant. Plus: Thoughts on the first week of trial, including the legal points scored and learning to read Judge Kaplan's body language.
Day Two of trial in Chevron's fraud and RICO case against Steven Donziger and his Ecuadorian allies centered on the testimony of Christopher Bogart, founder and CEO of the prominent U.S.-based litigation financier Burford Capital.
Chevron counsel Randy Mastro of Gibson Dunn went on the attack, accusing Steven Donziger of orchestrating $19 billion extortion campaign in Ecuador. Donziger's lawyer, meanwhile, asked for an end to Chevron's "name-calling" and assured Judge Lewis Kaplan that the oil giant doesn't have a case.
An attempt to hold Daimler A.G. liable in U.S. courts for alleged human rights violations in Argentina 30 years ago encountered across-the-bench skepticism in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Zoe Littlepage told reporters Friday that she agreed to represent Steven Donziger against Chevron's fraud and RICO claims so she can counter the "new and alarming trial strategy" of big corporate defendants going after the plaintiffs lawyers who sue them.
Embattled attorney Steven Donziger announced this week that he's retained Richard Friedman and Zoe Littlepage to defend him against allegations that he rigged a $19 billion environmental judgment against Chevron. They've got their work cut out for them.
Chevron and its lawyers at Gibson Dunn are getting their wish to avoid a jury in their fraud and racketeering case against Steven Donziger, the U.S. lawyer accused of rigging a $19 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador.
In a blistering decision issued Wednesday, a federal judge in Florida ordered treasure hunting company Odyssey Marine Exploration to pay more than $1 million in attorney fees and sanctions for a "continuous, core campaign of bad faith, deception, and deflection."
A woman who developed breast cancer after taking a Novo Nordisk hormone drug made in Denmark sued the U.S. company and its foreign parent in state court, which granted jurisdiction over both companies. The parent company argues it shouldn't be liable in U.S. courts.