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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.

March 15, 2018

The Ecuador Saga Continues: Steven Donziger now owes Chevron more than $800,000 – Forbes

In previous columns, I detailed the appalling behavior that has characterized the search for the causes of oil pollution in Ecuador, following a joint venture between Texaco and an Ecuadorean state-run corporation. Chevron, the corporate successor of Texaco, was held liable for billions in damages by a corrupt Ecuadorean court ruling. That ruling has proven unenforceable and has been condemned in the United States, Argentina, and Brazil. Enforcement efforts in Canada also appear doomed. Disciplinary actions before the Bar of New York are pending against Steven Donziger, the Ecuadorean plaintiffs’ attorney. Read my earlier columns, using links above, to refresh your memory about what might be called l’affaire Donziger. In my opinion the saga reads like a primer on how not to practice law. Read more>>

March 8, 2018

Schadenfreude: Enviros’ Lawyer From Chevron Shakedown Ordered To Pay Them “Bigly” – Hot Air

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Those of you who have been following our years-long coverage of what’s become known as the Chevron Shakedown are probably already familiar with Steven Donziger. He’s the New York attorney who worked with a corrupt court in Ecuador and several environmental groups in the United States to achieve a bogus judgment against the energy giant valued in the billions of dollars. That fell apart completely under court scrutiny and instead of winding up with a huge payday, Donziger found himself on the losing end of a RICO trial in New York. Read more>>

March 5, 2018
Legal fraud of the century - Chevron in Ecuador

Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit: Steven Donziger Fraud Leads To Him Footing the Bill In Litigation – Zennie62

When Steven Donziger started out in attempting to perpetrate a fraud against Chevron in Ecuador, he wrote in his journal that he was going to make billions of dollars in legal fees and penalties from the oil company. Well, the shoe is now on the other foot: the fraud, bribery, extortion and the falsified scientific findings that Donziger and his plaintiffs team used against Chevron came to light. Read more>>

March 2, 2018
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Donziger Firm Can’t Shake Court Costs in Fraud Suit By Chevron – Bloomberg Law

Attorney Steven Donziger will remain on the hook for the bulk of court costs in litigation that ended in a finding he fraudulently obtained an $8.6 billion judgment against Chevron on behalf of Ecuadorean villagers over pollution of the Amazon rain forest. Read more>>

March 2, 2018
Rafael Correa - president of Ecuador

Lago Agrio: Court Holds Donziger Liable For More Than $800,000 In Costs – Letters Blogatory

One of the worst things about losing a civil action is that your victorious opponent can seek to recover its …

March 1, 2018
Ecuador political news

Former Ecuadorian congressman and journalist are declared innocent of disclosure of government information in Chevron case – Journalism in the Americas

Journalist and political activist Fernando Villavicencio and former congressman Cléver Jiménez, who were prosecuted criminally at the beginning of 2014 after being taken to court by then-Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa as a result of a journalistic investigation, were declared innocent on Feb. 22 by the Criminal Court of the National Court of Justice. During the final trial, prosecutor Thania Moreno refrained from accusing them due to lack of evidence and the president of that Criminal Court, Judge Sylvia Sánchez, ruled in favor of the defendants, El Comercio reported. It all started five years ago with the publication of the report “The Chevron File” on Oct. 3, 2013. In this investigation, Villavicencio cited Jiménez’ denunciations about the alleged interference of the Ecuadorian government in judicial operations during the litigation between that Andean country and the transnational oil company Chevron, according to Fundamedios. Read more>>

December 8, 2017

KLP removes Chevron from blacklist after 13-year ban – IPE

KLP, Norway’s main provider of municipal pensions, has added US oil giant Chevron back to its investment universe after a 13-year exclusion after the basis for the blacklisting was largely discredited. The NOK641bn (€65.7bn) pension fund said a 2016 US court ruling meant that documents in an environmental case against Chevron – upon which the KLP exclusion was at least partly based – had been falsified, and witnesses and judicial officials had been bribed. Read more>>

December 1, 2017

Lago Agrio Court: STJ Rejects Ecuadoran Judgment – Letters Blogatory

The Chevronologists among you know that the Lago Agrio plaintiffs have tried to obtain recognition of their Ecuadoran judgment in three jurisdictions: Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. The attempt in Argentina failed last month. The proceedings in Canada were rejected by the first instance court in January 2017 but are still on appeal. The LAPs, perhaps sensing a defeat, abandoned their efforts in Brazil in September 2017, though the case there proceeded nevertheless. Later in September, a reporting judge recommended that the STJ deny recognition. Read more>>

November 8, 2017

Lago Agrio: The Argentine and Brazilian Developments, In English – Letter Blogatory

I’ve recently noted the decision of an Argentine court to refuse to enforce the Lago Agrio judgment, and the opinion of Brazilian judge Luis Felipe Salomão also opining that the judgment should not be enforced in Brazil. I’ve gotten my hands on English translations of both. Read more>>

November 6, 2017
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Argentine Court Rules in Favor of Chevron in Ecuador Case – PanAm Post

Chevron dealt another serious blow to Ecuador this week, as a court in Argentina ruled the company did not have to have to forfeit its assets being held abroad in that country. The court in Argentina ruled that Chevron could access US $8.6 billion in assets held in the country, and that Ecuador had no legal precedent to obstruct them from doing so. Read more>>

November 2, 2017

Chevron Wins Round In Argentina Over $9.5B Pollution Award – Law360

An Argentine court has rejected an attempt by Ecuadorean citizens to enforce an Ecuadorean court’s $9.5 billion oil pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. in Argentina, saying the corporation’s Argentine subsidiary can’t be held liable for a judgment against the parent company. Read more>>

October 26, 2017
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The Chevron Shakedown Appears To Be On Its Last Legs – Hot Air

After more than half a decade and countless court appearances in countries around the world, the saga of what’s come to be known as the Chevron Shakedown finally seems to be staggering to a close. If you’ve missed our coverage of this story over the years you can catch up with all of it here. A corrupt court in Ecuador provided a ruling in favor of local interests, ordering Chevron to pay billions of dollars for the cleanup of drilling sites in that country which were, in all likelihood, contaminated by Ecuador’s state-run oil company. The plaintiffs, with the help of various environmental groups and their lead American attorney Steven Donziger, apparently assumed that Chevron would simply pay up rather than go through the hassle of a lengthy legal battle. This has turned out to be one of the worst assumptions in legal history. Read more>>