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Chevron Corp. v. Donzinger

833 F.3d 74 (2016)

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Chevron Corp. v. Donzinger

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

833 F.3d 74 (2016)

Facts

Chevron Corp. (plaintiff) filed a civil claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against Steven Donzinger (defendant) in federal district court. The district court ruled in favor of Chevron and granted Chevron equitable relief. Donzinger appealed, arguing that the judgment against him must be overturned because equitable relief may not be granted to private plaintiffs in a civil RICO claim.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kearse, J.)

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