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Chevron Will Lose Ecuador Pollution Case on Both Law and Facts

Karen Hinton | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Prediction: Chevron will lose the historic Ecuador pollution case on both the law and the facts, despite what you may have read in articles by U.S. legal reporters about the 20-year plus lawsuit. In fact, you may think the Ecuadorians have lost already. They haven't.

False Testimony Forced Chevron To 'Prep' Its Million-Dollar Witness For 50 Days In Ecuador Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Just when you thought the long-running and bitter Chevron/Ecuador legal battle could not get any more bizarre, it does.

Chevron's Ecuador Plan B

Karen Hinton | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

The big news this week in the Chevron-Ecuador saga is the Patton Boggs settlement with the oil giant, which should not be shocking to anyone following the financial troubles of the law firm.

U.S. Chevron Ruling: One-Sided Justice for Ecuadorians

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Separate and apart from all of the mind-numbing legal arguments and case law, the Ecuadorians are getting supremely screwed again by delaying justice.

Goverment To Allow Lawyers To Interview Alleged 9/11 Plotter

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government will let lawyers for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law interview alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed at...

9/11 Families Deserve a Real Trial, Too

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Accused terrorists are tried all the time in U.S. federal courts with little extra burden on security officers and without incident. Only in the case of the five alleged perpetrators of the September 11 attacks did the plan cause such an uproar that their case was moved to another country.

Chevron Wins Temporary Victory In Rainforest Contamination Case

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A federal judge on Monday extended his temporary order banning collection of an $18 billion judgment by the courts in Ecuador against Chev...

Ghailani Trial and Sentence Affirms US Federal Court System

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

In addition to noting their own pain and anger, victims today praised a federal court judge and the United States justice system for bringing Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to justice in a public courtroom following a fair trial.

Judge Appears Skeptical of Former Gitmo Prisoner's Appeal

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Although Ahmed Ghailani's lawyer today made a valiant effort to argue that his client's conviction in November should be reversed, he will have an uphill battle convincing a very skeptical federal judge.

Liz Cheney & Co. Have Little Faith in U.S. Law

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Liz Cheney may be right that excluding a witness derived by torture will make the government's case against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani more difficult. But in the end, a fair trial will do far more to defeat al Qaeda than will foregoing justice altogether.

Feds: Oust Lawyer Corozzo, Check Out All Lawyer Fees in Gambino Case

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

As they do virtually every time he picks up a client in a Gambino family case, the feds have moved to oust mob lawyer Joseph Corozzo from the case of an alleged Manhattan sex-trafficking operation.

Why Trial Date for African Embassy Bombing Suspect Is Good News

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The government will not use any statements made by the suspect in secret prisons, nor will the evidence "be very different" from that used when his alleged co-conspirators were tried by the federal court in 2001.