Latest Lewis A. Kaplan Stories

2011-07-11 13:13:00

EarthRights International Criticizes Chevron's "Gamesmanship" Before U.S. Federal Judge NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In legal briefs, two prominent U.S. environmental law groups are criticizing Chevron's "unprecedented" attempt to use U.S. courts to try to block its legal obligation to pay clean-up costs in Ecuador for contaminating the Amazon rainforest. Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in February after an eight-year...

2011-06-29 09:35:00

Injunction Shows "Judicial Arrogance" and Violates the Constitution, Says Bert Neuborne of New York University NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine prominent U.S. law professors, including a former member of Congress, have joined a group of international law scholars from South Africa and Australia in asking a U.S. appeals court to overturn the decision of a federal judge who claims he has worldwide authority to block a group of Ecuadorian citizens from enforcing their...

2011-06-13 14:40:00

Scholars Ask Appellate Court to Dissolve Order of Judge Lewis A. Kaplan NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of 16 international law scholars have asked a federal appeals court in New York to overturn what they say is a U.S. trial court's "futile" and unlawful injunction that purports to prohibit foreign citizens from Ecuador from collecting an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in courts around the world. The scholars described the injunction, issued by Judge...

2011-06-07 12:47:00

Legal Papers Ask for Removal of Lewis A. Kaplan Due to Inappropriate Comments, Apparent Bias Against Historic Lawsuit NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. federal judge in New York is questioning whether the Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs who for almost two decades have battled Chevron in one of the world's largest environmental litigations even exist, according to a legal brief asking an appellate panel to order the judge off a case involving the Ecuadorians because...

2011-06-04 14:48:00

NEW YORK, June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron is renewing its strategy to deplete the modest financial resources of the Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs who won an $18 billion judgment against the company by issuing discovery requests in six federal courts seeking thousands of documents, including those in possession of interns who have worked on the lawsuit, according to a new court filing that seeks a stay of the discovery process. In the filing Thursday before New York...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.