High stakes Chevron saga nears crucial judgment

Reuters has the latest on the long legal saga over Chevron’s liability for pollution in Ecuador and a lawyer under fire for allegedly fraudulent tactics against the oil giant.

“An attorney for Chevron Corp on Tuesday accused U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger of orchestrating an international criminal conspiracy by using bribery and fraud in Ecuador to secure a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against the oil company,” the news service reports.

Bloomberg covers closing arguments in Chevron's challenge to the 2011 judgment here.

“Chevron Corp. ...  asked a federal judge in New York to find that a racketeering plot was behind a multibillion-dollar pollution verdict against the company handed down by an Ecuadorean court,” Bloomberg reports.