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Get the latest Chevron Ecuador lawsuit news. This category covers recent 2015 lawsuit news and the latest on Steven Donziger, the attorney that used corrupt means to obtain a 2011 court verdict in Ecuador.

September 4, 2015
Fraud against Chevron in Ecuador

Chevron Pressures Another Foe to Fold in Ecuador Pollution Case – Bloomberg

The San Francisco litigation consultancy H5, which had joined forces with U.S. plaintiffs’ lawyers to attack Chevron over oil contamination in Ecuador, withdrew from the conflict and assigned its 1.25 percent interest in a pending $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment to the U.S. energy company. Read more>>

August 19, 2015
Fraud against Chevron in Ecuador

Chevron’s arbitral award against Ecuador confirmed by D.C. Court of Appeals – Lexology

The D.C. Circuit affirmed the trial court’s holding that it has jurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) to confirm an arbitral award in Chevron’s favor and rejected Ecuador’s argument that confirmation should be denied under the New York Convention. Chevron Corporation and Texaco Petroleum Company v. The Republic of Ecuador, No. 13-7103, (D.C. Cir. August 4, 2015). Read more>>

August 6, 2015
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U.S. court rejects Ecuador challenge to $96 mln Chevron award – Reuters

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected Ecuador’s challenge to a $96 million international arbitration award in favor of energy giant Chevron Corp, marking the latest twist in a decades-long dispute over the development of oil fields in the South American country. Read more>>

July 27, 2015
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Carroll: Boulder’s Stratus Consulting and the jungle crooks – The Denver Post

If participating in an international conspiracy to defraud an oil company isn’t enough to ruin your reputation, what would do it? The question arises because work by Stratus Consulting of Boulder — exposed for shameful conduct in Ecuador — is once again at the center of a dispute over a pollution settlement, this time on the East Coast. Environmental critics of a settlement between New Jersey and Exxon-Mobil say it is too low and cite a study by Stratus nearly 10 years ago that reached a vastly higher damage estimate. Read more>>

July 16, 2015
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Amazon Watch still backs Steven Donziger’s discredited Chevron lawsuit after others bail – The Washington Times

When a federal judge ruled last year that trial lawyer Steven Donziger’s team engaged in fraud to win a multibillion-dollar environmental lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, both moral supporters and investors who funded the legal action began to bail. The specific evidence cited by the judge and the negative publicity was too much for backers such as Burford Capital and the Patton Boggs law firm, which renounced their involvement in the lawsuit. But not Amazon Watch, an environmental group dedicated to preserving the Amazon rainforests and fighting climate change that relies on celebrity donors such as actor and director Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer to fund its global work. Read more>>

 

June 23, 2015
Politics in Ecuador

Report reveals Ecuador staged protests against Chevron in the US – Hot Air

As you may recall, over the course of Ecuador’s attempted Chevron Shakedown, there have been sporadic protests in the streets wherever and whenever court actions were taking place. This included the hearings at the International Arbitration Tribunal, where people who were ostensibly environmental activists and “Friends of the Rain Forests” showed up to voice their displeasure with the energy giant’s unwillingness to pay off Steven Donziger and his fellow racketeers (I only use that term because the man was found guilty of racketeering as a result of the attempted shakedown). But were all of those protesters really just concerned citizens making their voices heard? That claim is looking pretty dubious at this point. Read more>>

June 22, 2015
Ecuador staged protests in US - Ecuador political news

Documents Reveal Ecuadorian Government Organized Protests on U.S. Soil – Washington Free Beacon

The government of Ecuador organized protests that took place outside the building where a legal dispute between the South American nation and oil giant Chevron was being hashed out, documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveal. Read more>>

June 10, 2015
Rafael Correa - president of Ecuador

Forensics Reveal Ghost-Written Ruling against Chevron in Ecuador – PanAm Post

A new twist has emerged in the years-long legal battle between Ecuador and Chevron over pollution in the environs of the Lago Agrio oil field. The oil giant has alleged that a ruling which ordered it to pay US$9.5 billion in compensation was not written by presiding Judge Nicolás Zambrano, but instead by a legal team allied with President Rafael Correa. Read more>>

May 26, 2015
Fraud against Chevron in Ecuador

Chevron Update – National Review

I am a big fan of Chevron, and not only because it’s an NR advertiser: In a world where corporations get weak-kneed and pay ransom when threatened by a liberal / leftist shakedown, the oil giant has taken the different road. As we have reported many times, a concocted and well-funded legal attack spanning the Western Hemisphere — accusing Chevron of not remediating old drilling sites in Ecuador, and causing cancer, pollution, and other alleged and bogus calamities — would have gone away with some major tribute bucks. But risking (and getting, and obviously still getting) bad PR, Chevron refused to pay off the flim-flammers, and counterattacked. Read more>>
May 20, 2015
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Brazilian Prosecutor Dismisses Ecuador’s Chevron Ruling – PanAm Post

A Brazilian prosecutor recommended on Monday that judicial authorities to refuse to enforce a US$9.5 billion compensation ruling issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 against US-based oil company Chevron. Read more>>

May 19, 2015
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Senior Brazilian Official Backs Chevron in Oil Pollution Case – Bloomberg

Prosecutor recommends that Brazilian courts reject $9.5 billion Ecuadorian contamination judgment. Read more>>

May 18, 2015
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Five Irrefutable Truths About the Fraudulent Lawsuit Against Chevron in Ecuador – Huffington Post

Last year Steven Donziger was found by a U.S. federal court to have violated federal racketeering laws, committing mail and wire fraud, money laundering, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Despite the U.S. court finding that the $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron is the product of fraud, bribery and extortion, Donziger and his team continue to repeat their distortions about the case hoping that their lies will become the truth. Unfortunately for Mr. Donziger, his associates and his few remaining supporters, the truth in this case has been proved and is undeniable. Read more>>