Scruggs lawyer John Keker makes headlines in Chevron suit

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Chevron Corp. says it is opposed to having high-profile attorney John Keker represent defendant and New York City-based plaintiffs’ lawyer Steven Donziger, according to a 15-page motion filed Saturday.

Last month, Chevron filed a lawsuit against a group of trial lawyers and consultants who, it says, are leading a fraudulent litigation and public relations campaign against the company under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, Act and other state and federal laws.

Chevron’s RICO claim addresses what it calls “pervasive misconduct” relating to the defendants’ efforts to extort money from the company “using the pendency of a lawsuit in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, directed and funded by American trial lawyers and their allies,” Chevron said in a statement.

Legal News Line
March 7