The Third Circuit ruled that "the interests of rich businesspersons" in confidential arbitrations can't be allowed to trump the public's right to access civil trials.
As the Chevron v. Donziger trial moved into its second week, Chevron's Ecuadorian trial counsel Adolfo Callejas described what he perceived as a series of corrupt, "miraculous offers" to fix the Lago Agrio oil pollution case that ultimately resulted in a $19 billion judgment against the oil company.
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.
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.
Twenty years of litigation. A $19 billion judgment. Sixty law firms and 2,000 legal professionals — and that's just on one side. Chevron in Ecuador can plausibly claim to be the messiest case since Jarndyce sued Jarndyce.
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.
Federal rules require that class-action settlements be “fair, reasonable, and adequate.” A petition before the Supreme Court in Marek v. Lane argues that a settlement that pays lawyers and helps a defendant, but leaves class members out in the cold, meets none of those requirements.
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.