For years, the Ecuadorian government, environmental activist groups and calculating lawyers have used images of oil pits, spills and indigenous peoples in the Amazon to mislead the public and pressure Chevron into settling a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the company. Rather than give in to these tactics, Chevron has fought back, exposing the lawsuit as a fraud and holding the purveyors of that fraud accountable.
On Feb. 14, 2011, Steven Donziger had an Ecuadorian court issue a $19 billion judgment against Chevron. Five years later, he has little to show for it. Once viewed as a David-vs.-Goliath victory by a scrappy band of Ecuadorian and U.S. plaintiffs’ lawyers, Donziger’s implausible legal win has been exposed as nothing more than a fraud perpetrated in collusion with Ecuador’s government. Read more>>
Overwhelming evidence of corruption has driven many of Steven Donziger’s former allies around the world to abandon his fraudulent …
The District Court of The Hague has ruled in favor of Chevron Corp., rejecting an attempt by the Republic of Ecuador to nullify, or set aside, several arbitral awards rendered against Ecuador by an international arbitration tribunal that is hearing the company’s claims related to the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron.
This week, representatives from the Canadian branch of the Union of Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) became the latest props in the government of Ecuador’s anti-Chevron propaganda campaign in support of the fraudulent lawsuit against the company.
2015 was another bad year for supporters of the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador.
Newly released outtakes from the “documentary” Crude further expose the fraudulent scheme carried out against Chevron by Steven Donziger and his team.
Former judge Alberto Guerra, in testimony before the Tribunal hearing Chevron’s arbitration claim against the Republic of Ecuador, discussed his personal knowledge of judicial corruption perpetrated by U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger and his associates in the Lago Agrio trial. Guerra, the first judge in that case, was himself involved in the illegalities, including attempts to coordinate with Nicolas Zambrano, the last judge in the Lago Agrio trial, the solicitation of bribes related to the final judgment.
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In March 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a judgment against Steven Donziger and his associates, finding the Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron the product of “egregious fraud”.
Much has been written about Steven Donziger, the lead American lawyer behind the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, but less is known about Pablo Fajardo, the lead Ecuadorian lawyer behind the scheme. Who is Pablo Fajardo?
“Today’s decision has no bearing on the legitimacy or enforceability of the fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment.”