Chevron v. Donziger: A Dickensian Cheat Sheet

, The National Law Journal

   | 1 Comments

Twenty years of litigation. A $19 billion judgment. Sixty law firms and 2000 legal professionals — and that's just on one side. Chevron in Ecuador can plausibly claim to be the messiest case since Jarndyce sued Jarndyce.

This article has been archived, and is no longer available on this website.

View this content exclusively through LexisNexis® Here

Not a LexisNexis® Subscriber?

Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via lexis.com® and Nexis®. This includes content from The National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

What's being said

  • Referencing this RICO suit's defendants as the "Ecuadorian camp" is absurd insofar as the original lawsuit against Chevron was wholly fabricated by American personal injury lawyers and environmental activists. Plaintiffs from Ecuador who allegedly suffered injuries as a result of groundwater pollution were never more than props in what was another shameless get-rich-quick scheme, the likes of which have come to characterize the MO for so much of today's plaintiffs' bar. Perhaps CSX's RICO win over asbetsos shysters last December and a similar holiday-season verdict for Chevron will be a gift for deep-pocket corporate targets of meritless litigation -- a gift that shows the way to civiliazed retaliation through RICO.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202623463148

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.