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Donziger Tells 2nd Circ. His Home Confinement Is Absurd

By Stewart Bishop

Judge Kaplan, following the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office's refusal to prosecute Donziger for contempt, referred the allegations to Rita Glavin of Seward & Kissel LLP to act in the government's stead.

The house arrest issue is a small skirmish in a lengthy and unusual battle between Chevron Corp. and Donziger over his role in landing a $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the company in Ecuador. The judgment stemmed from allegations that Chevron predecessor Texaco Inc. over decades destroyed natural resources and left indigenous residents diseased by crude oil dumped in the Amazon rainforest.

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