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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.

January 11, 2017
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Letters: The Story Behind A Court Ruling – Columbia Journalism Review

THE STORY BEHIND A COURT RULING “Documentary filmmakers fear more legal challenges in Trump era” The writer correctly states that …

January 3, 2017
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2016 Was A Really Bad Year For Lawfare Against Chevron – Forbes

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>>

December 12, 2016
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Judge Rejects Bid to Upset Settlement Between Law Firm, Chevron – New York law Journal

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.
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December 9, 2016
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Chevron, Patton Boggs Fend Off Atty’s Bid To Challenge Deal – Law360

Two Ecuadoreans who won a now-discredited $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. can’t challenge a settlement between their former law firm, Patton Boggs, and the oil giant in a related case, a New York federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

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November 21, 2016
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Authorities look for Ecuadoran journalist who disclosed government information about case with Chevron – Journalism in the Americas

Journalist and politician Fernando Villavicencio, accused of the crime of disclosing protected State information, is wanted by the authorities after his appeal for preventive custody was revoked on Nov. 14, according to Fundamedios. The arrest warrant issued by judge of the National Court of Justice, Jorge Blum, overturned an appeal Judge Richard Villagómez granted to Villavicencio last week. Read more>>

November 8, 2016
Fraud against Chevron in Ecuador

Third time’s a charm? Yet another U.S. Court ruling affirms anti-Chevron judgement obtained by “fraud” – Institute for Legal Reform

Some people just can’t take a hint. Take, for instance, plaintiffs’ attorney Steven Donziger. His long-running litigation against Chevron on behalf of plaintiffs in Lago Agrio (LAP), Ecuador keeps getting slapped down by U.S. courts — but Donziger keeps pushing ahead with his abusive lawsuit. Read more>>

November 7, 2016
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Chevron Shakedown artist loses yet another round in court – Hot Air

Our ongoing coverage of the Chevron Shakedown has taken us down a long and twisting road over these past few years. The prime mover in the United States behind the attempted, fraudulent theft of billions of dollars from the energy giant was New York attorney Steven Donziger. He’s had a run of bad luck since Chevron decided to fight back and exposed the fraud and corruption running rampant in Ecuador’s courts. Read more>>

November 2, 2016
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Dueling Movies Planned About Landmark Big-Oil Court Battle (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

The story of attorney Steven Donziger’s David vs. Goliath battle against big-oil giant Chevron is being developed into not one, but two feature films. Read more>>

November 1, 2016
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Second Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing on $8.6B Pollution Case Against Chevron – New York Law Journal

he U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has rejected a petition seeking rehearing en banc of its decision in the case over allegations of environmental damage caused by an oil company later absorbed by Chevron Corp. Read more>>

September 23, 2016
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Chevron Update: Uh-O Canada – The National Review

There’s a definite whack-a-mole sense to the never-ending, globe-spanning leftist effort to defraud Chevron (a National Review advertiser, God love it) over a bogus claim that in the early 90s, Texaco (the oil giant now owned by Chevron) polluted and failed to remediate the rainforests of Ecuador and sickened many natives. Widely recognized in the business press as the “legal fraud of the century,” the shakedown scheme has been drubbed in U.S. federal courts, which have upheld civil RICO charges against Steven Donziger, the leftist trial attorney — a cross between Saul Alinsky and Ponzi — who masterminded the plot to turn Chevron into an ATM for Greenies. What he didn’t plan for was a determined fight by his mark. Read more>>

September 14, 2016
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This U.S. shakedown artist is trying to turn Canada into a banana republic – The Rebel

Texaco, which has since been bought by Chevron, used to operate in Ecuador. In 1992, Texaco sold its stake to the Ecuadorian government, and completed an environmental clean-up, certified by the government. But a U.S. lawyer named Steven Donziger sued Chevron for Texaco’s environmental sins, even though Texaco cleaned it all up. Read more>>

September 13, 2016
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Should Canadian courts hear a case when there’s nothing to fight over? – The Globe and Mail

Beginning this week, counsel for Chevron Canada are asking the Ontario Superior Court to summarily dismiss the claims of a group of Ecuadorean plaintiffs. The plaintiffs ultimately wish the court to recognize and enforce an Ecuadorean judgment of $9.51-billion (U.S.) for alleged environmental damage in the Lago Agrio district of Ecuador’s jungle. The damage arose from an extraction initiative in which the corporation – then Texaco – was an operating partner with the government of Ecuador and which was then sold to the government in 1992 at an agreed price. After conducting an environmental cleanup that was certified by the agencies responsible for oversight, Texaco was released from any further liability in 1998. The Ecuadorean judgment was procured by demonstrably fraudulent means. Read more>>