Adam Klasfeld+ Your Authors @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC Feb. 25, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Attorney @SDonziger, who obtained a $9.8 billion verdict against Chevron in Ecuador, "should be allowed to resume the practice of law,” the referee over his bar proceedings recommended.

This big wrinkle in a decades-old legal saga broke late yesterday.  https://www.courthousenews.com/anti-chevron-lawyer-steven-donziger-gets-blessing-for-return-of-his-law-license/ 

“The extent of his [Donziger's] pursuit by Chevron is so extravagant, and at this point so unnecessary and punitive, while not a factor in my recommendation, is nonetheless background to it.”

- bar referee John Horan, an ex-SDNY prosecutor, in a passionate 36-page report

Spanning nearly three decades and continents, Chevron's legal saga over its oil drilling in the Ecuadorean Amazon and its full-bore counteroffensive is a big story to be told.

More context on the top of the thread and more to come.

Following the case for decades, @CourthouseNews will continue to track its developments as Donziger enters more than six months of house arrest in an extraordinarily rare criminal prosecution.

After SDNY balked, a judge charged him himself.

Background:  https://www.courthousenews.com/when-feds-demur-judge-charges-ecuador-crusader-himself/ 

Meanwhile, you can read the 36-page bar recommendation plus appendix in full here.  https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Donziger-Report-02.24.20-complete.pdf 


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