Rather than refute a recent investigative report by the Washington Times with facts, Amazon Watch continues to advance conspiracy theories, recycle falsehoods and repeat its long-discredited rhetoric. But none of it will rehabilitate the California-based activist group that continues to promote the fraudulent Ecuadorian lawsuit against Chevron.
Now that their funders have abandoned them, Steven Donziger’s team is turning to the government of Ecuador to fund their fraudulent scheme. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. this week rejected Ecuador’s challenge to an arbitral award, leaving the Republic in debt to Chevron to the tune of $106 million for commercial claims dating back to the 1990s.
Earlier this year, we documented how the government of Ecuador was waging a campaign of state-sponsored activism and judicial intimidation against both Chevron and an International Arbitration Tribunal that was considering denial of justice claims by Chevron against the Republic of Ecuador.
Spring is here and, true to form, paid protestors are gearing up for another season of state-sponsored activism and judicial intimidation. The few remaining supporters of the “legal fraud of the century” have already begun a year of manufactured campaigns against Chevron, paid for by the government of Ecuador. Read more>>
Chevron has reached a settlement agreement with Woodsford Litigation Funding Limited, a U.K.-based litigation funder that provided $2.5 million in funding to the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador. Chevron brought conspiracy claims against Woodsford in Gibraltar for the company’s role in funding and advancing the fraudulent lawsuit. In the settlement Woodsford has resolved those claims by withdrawing all financial support related to the Ecuador litigation and assigning all of its interest in the litigation to Chevron. Chevron, in turn, has agreed to release all of its claims against Woodsford and Woodsford’s Gibraltar-based funding entity, Temeraire Limited. Read more>>
Recently Amazon Watch – one of the few remaining supporters of Steven Donziger, the lawyer behind the fraudulent lawsuit against …
For years, a San Francisco-based activist organization, Amazon Watch, has made Chevron the target of an unrelenting smear campaign based …
Fraud. Bribery. False allegations. Learn the facts behind the “legal fraud of the century.”
Steven Donziger and his few remaining followers are touting a “leaked” report related to the computers used by former Ecuadorian judge Nicolas Zambrano when he presided over the trial against Chevron in Ecuador. They claim the report, which was commissioned by the Republic of Ecuador, is some sort of smoking gun that proves Judge Zambrano was the true author of the judgment against Chevron. As usual, their claims are flat out wrong.
One year after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that Steven Donziger and his team had committed “egregious fraud” against Chevron in Ecuador, the case built on corruption and lies continues to unravel. One year ago today – March 4, 2014 – the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a 500-page ruling concluding that the $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron was the product of fraud and racketeering. Following the seven-week RICO trial, Judge Lewis Kaplan also found that Ecuador’s judgment was unenforceable in the U.S. and held Donziger liable for RICO violations.
Chevron’s settlement agreement with James Russell DeLeon, the principal financial backer of the fraudulent case against Chevron in Ecuador, marks the 19th ally of Steven Donziger, the lawyer behind the lawsuit against the company, to abandon his scheme. Read more>>