Tag: Lago Agrio

  • Lago Agrio: Steven Donziger Seeks Supreme Court Review

    Steven Donziger has filed a petition seeking Supreme Court review of the Second Circuit decision affirming his conviction for criminal contempt of court. The petition is very well-done, and Donziger is in good hands with Stephen Vladeck. There is no question in the petition about Donziger’s factual guilt. Instead, the question is the constitutionality of […]

  • Lago Agrio: District of Columbia Disbars Donziger

    The DC Court of Appeals has disbarred Steven Donziger. Donziger may seek review in the Supreme Court, but assuming that he’s unsuccessful—a good bet—the new decision is the end of the line for his attempt to preserve his right to practice law in the United States. The decision was as I predicted in my last […]

  • Lago Agrio: Second Circuit Affirms Conviction of Steven Donziger for Contempt of Court

    Yesterday the Second Circuit affirmed Steven Donziger’s conviction on charges of contempt of court. Donziger did not challenge the judge’s findings of fact on appeal, and there was no real question about the facts at the trial. Instead, Donziger argued that his prosecution was unconstitutional because the prosecutor was a private lawyer appointed by the […]

  • The Never-Ending Story: Donziger Seeks To Avoid Disbarment In DC

    A new front has opened in Steven Donziger’s battle to remain a lawyer. As you’ll recall, Donziger was disbarred in New York after the New York courts decided that the findings of fact the federal court made against him in the Chevron RICO case had to be given preclusive effect. Donziger’s effort to have that […]

  • Lago Agrio: Donziger finishes serving his sentence

    Steven Donziger finished serving his sentence yesterday following his conviction of criminal contempt of court. Although it will come too late to affect his sentence, his appeal challenging the constitutionality of the proceedings, in which the government was represented by a private prosecutor as provided in Fed. R. Crim. P. 42 who, Donziger says, was […]