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.
Q: What’s the status of your Latin American lawsuit? A: You’re referring to a large case in Ecuador, where a New York trial lawyer attempted to defraud my company out of $19 billion. Fortunately, we were able to prove, in a New York court, in a civil case, that RICO statutes were violated, along with numerous other laws—Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, extortion, wire fraud. We continue to fight that. Thus far, we’ve been very successful. There’s risk, but we’ve been able to manage it.
This week we saw a wrinkle in the news out of the Big Apple which ties together two of our favorite stories. The troubles swirling around New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continue as state and federal investigators peer more deeply into his multi-million dollar slush funds, and now some of the rats seem to be abandoning ship. Hizzonerr’s press secretary, Karen Hinton, has suddenly realized that she has pressing business elsewhere and will be departing to pursue other opportunities. Of course, this has nothing to do with the scandals engulfing the office of her boss. Read more>>
NR has documented the many escapades of the Leftist cabal that has tried to shake down oil giant Chevron for billions of dollars over contrived environmental screw-ups in Ecuador, a massive fraud that has backfired in many ways. You will pardon the schadenfreude. It’s funny how scandals overlap: The New York Post is reporting that mayoral press secretary Karen Hinton is bailing on Bill de Blasio’s administration, which is now starting to sink in investigations over major campaign-contribution shenanigans. Hinton “plans to return to her prior gig of working with Ecuadorians in a drawn-out lawsuit against Chevron.” Read more>>
The resource opportunities are there, but a corrupt legal system remains a significant barrier for foreign investment. Ecuadorian plaintiffs going after Chevron Canada’s assets in an Ontario court are a testament to the risks involved. Read more>>
The case has unmistakable parallels to the shakedown of Chevron, in which a cabal of U.S.-based lawyers, left-wing activists with connections to the administrations of Barack Obama and Andrew Cuomo, working in conjunction with corrupt judges and officials in Ecuador attempted to extort billions of dollars from the energy giant. Read more>>
The District Court of The Hague has rejected Ecuador’s claim to set aside interim and partial awards in favour of Chevron relating to a pending arbitration on oil pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Read more>>
At the time of spending in the publicity campaign “Chevron’s Dirty Hand”, Rafael Correa did not seem concerned with the figures. If the most important and splendid show-business stars had to be brought to be part of this campaign to dip their hands in oil spills, all possible efforts had to be made. This according to the recent digital publication by the US American Media Institute, AMI, which claims having gained access to emails that President Rafael Correa allegedly exchanged with some of his officials involved in the making of the campaign. In these alleged emails, uploaded to the web by washingtonium, appears a Rafael Correa irritated by the poor results of the campaign. Read more>>
Chevron released a new video today in its ongoing battle to demonstrate its innocence in the alleged pollution of the Amazon in Ecuador. The video shows that the Government of Ecuador, driven by a corrupt President Rafael Correa and an equally corrupt Ecuadorian justice system, has worked hand-in-hand with discredited plaintiff attorney Steven Donziger and a dishonest environmental group, AmazonWatch, to hide the fact the Ecuador oil spills were caused Ecuador’s own state-owned oil company, PetroEcuador. Read more>>
Contrary to the claims of an attempted shakedown by a corrupt Ecuadorean government and sympathetic PC sniveling by activists and the press in the U.S., records show Texaco, now owned by Chevron, had cleaned up its share of oil production sites before leaving Ecuador in the late 1990s and that the Ecuadorian government is solely responsible for the current environmental and social conditions in the Amazon. The Ecuadorean government had embroiled Chevron in a $9 billion lawsuit. But a U.S. court has ruled the lawsuit against Chevron, headquartered in San Ramon California, was procured by fraud, extortion, bribery, and falsification of materials by the plaintiffs and a dishonest Ecuadorian judicial system.
Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Paul Barrett came to Dartmouth this week to talk about his new book on the legal battle …
As we previously reported, Canada has taken the unfortunate step of getting involved in Ecuador’s long running Chevron Shakedown effort with one of their courts agreeing to hear a case related to the ongoing lawsuits. Some of their prominent citizens have warned against the foolish nature of going down this path, but thus far things remain on track. Recent news leads me to suspect that Ecuador is trying to win friends and influence people in the Great White North in preparation for the trial, perhaps to get some public opinion movement on their side. And where did they start their search for new Canadian buddies? With the unions, of course. Read more>>
Why is a progressive Canadian union cozying up with one of the world’s most regressive regimes? Why are they boasting about meeting with officials of a government that Human Rights Watch says has “abused its power to harass, intimidate, and punish” its political opponents? Perhaps we should direct that question to the Canadian branch of the Union of Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), whose leaders recently returned from a tour of Ecuador. Read more>>