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.
Even in the more liberal climes of our northern neighbors do flop the bald-faced schemes and scams concocted and perpetrated by one Steven Donziger, litigant extraordinaire, foe of Chevron, repeat loser, legal masochist. Ahab had better luck with Moby. Read more>>
On January 20, 2017, in Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (Court) dismissed the plaintiffs’ action to execute against the shares and assets of Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron Canada) in satisfaction of a judgment of a foreign court. In doing so, the Court reaffirmed principles of corporate separateness and confirmed the high threshold that must be met in order to pierce the corporate veil. Read more>>
Last week, the wind was almost entirely taken from the sails of an Ecuadorian legal pirate ship that turned up in Canadian waters several years ago, looking to loot energy giant Chevron Corp.’s Canadian subsidiary. As in the great days of buccaneering, however, we have to remember that one man’s pirate is another man’s freedom fighter cum state representative, and this voyage was backed to the hilt by Ecuador’s socialist president, Rafael Correa (who reluctantly leaves office this year, having failed to rig his country’s constitution). It was also supported by radical environmentalists, trade unions, left-wing politicians, and a raft of Hollywood’s B-list. Read more>>
You might expect a legal fight over US$9.5 billion to involve several, complex legal arguments and a lot of bizarre plot twists. But the most recent legal development in the case of Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corp. is, to my mind, notable for its simplicity. In a written decision issued Friday, Judge Glenn Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court granted summary judgment dismissing the case against Chevron’s Canadian subsidiary, Chevron Canada. And he did so based on a bedrock principle of Canadian law called corporate separateness. The Chevron decision underscores how important this principle is — and not just for big corporations, but also small business people and entrepreneurs. Read more>>
A group of Ecuadoreans can’t go after the assets of a Canadian Chevron subsidiary to enforce a now-discredited $9.5 billion pollution judgment against the oil giant, a Canadian court ruled Friday, saying there was no reason to depart from the principle that a parent corporation and its subsidiary are two separate legal entities. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice stuck down a bid by 47 plaintiffs, who represent about 30,000 Ecuadoreans, to collected the winnings they were awarded by Ecuadorean courts in a suit against Chevron. That judgment became tarnished when a New York federal judge ruled in 2014 that it was the product of “egregious fraud.” Read more>>
A Toronto, Canada court has now done what several U.S. courts have already accomplished: Slapped down notorious plaintiffs’ attorney Steven Donziger’s efforts at a legal shakedown of Chevron Corporation. “A Toronto court has rejected a bid by Ecuadorian villagers to enforce a judgment in their home country against Chevron Canada Ltd, ruling the subsidiary is not liable for parent Chevron Corp, the U.S. oil major said on Friday,” reports Reuters. Read more>>
The group of Ecuadorean and American fraudsters and shakedown artists who have been attempting to pick Chevron’s pockets for the last few years have run into one massive defeat after another. In the United States, their case was found to be the product of fraud and fabrications, with not one dime being awarded to Manhattan Attorney Steven Donziger and his band of environmentalists and investors. Despite these losses, the group pushed ahead last year in an attempt to sue Chevron in Canada, hoping to find a more friendly court in a country governed by “green minded” folks and liberals. This was of great concern because it seemed possible that they might actually be able to pull it off. Read more>>
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has struck yet another blow for the Rule of Law. The court yesterday dismissed an effort to enforce a judgment fraudulently obtained against Chevron Corporation in Ecuador, against the Canadian assets of a different company, Chevron Canada Limited. Read more>>
Follow the link to read the decision: Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Yaiguaji v Chevron Corporation
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Steven Donziger and his allies were riding high when they obtained a multi-billion dollar award against Chevron from the Ecuadorean judicial system. But things have not gone well for Donziger and his allies since then, as several of my previous blog entries have detailed. Read more>>
Attorney Steven Donziger’s attempt to upset a settlement between Chevron and the former Patton Boggs law firm in the multibillion-dollar brawl over an Ecuadorean environment award has been decisively rejected by a federal judge.