Lago Agrio: Chevron Seeks Summary Judgment Against Donziger
Posted on October 16, 2012
It will be interesting to see how Donziger responds to this. In Chevron’s last effort to get summary judgment on its basic claim of fraud concerning the Cabrera report, the Lago Agrio plaintiffs decided—foolhardily, in my view—not to try to rebut Chevron’s evidentiary showing. They had a narrow escape when the judge found that even if Chevron’s evidence were accepted Chevron had not sufficiently shown the materiality of the fraud. It will be interesting to see whether Donziger takes the same approach now, or whether we will, for the first time, get a point-by-point rebuttal of the facts that Chevron says are not in dispute.
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An attorney or counselor who:
- Is guilty of any deceit or collusion, or consents to any deceit or collusion, with intent to deceive the court or any party; or,
- Wilfully delays his client’s suit with a view to his own gain; or, wilfully receives any money or allowance for or on account of any money which he has not laid out, or becomes answerable for,