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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.

November 20, 2015
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Lago Agrio: Chevron’s Take On Guerra in the Second Circuit – Letters Blogatory

Chevron has filed its opposition to Steven Donziger’s motion asking the court to take judicial notice of Judge Guerra’s testimony in the BIT arbitration. Read more>>

November 10, 2015
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Caught on Camera! The Making of the Fraud of the Century – National Review

The leftist attempt to shake down Chevron — over concocted claims of environmental calamities in Ecuador — continues. Despite being beaten again and again in U.S. and international courts, the liberal schemers, like Rasputin, persist. But between now and their case’s next phase, likely to take place in Canada in 2016, Chevron is sharing more of the boomeranging outtake film shot by the liberal team (led by notorious New York trial attorney Steven Donziger) that is suing the oil giant) that shows the degree of not-so-behind-the-scenes monkey business and justice-rigging that have earned this case the moniker of the “Legal Fraud of the Century.” Read more>>

November 6, 2015

Latest Twist In Chevron-Ecuador Fight Focuses On Key Witness – Wall Street Journal

The plaintiffs’ lawyer who lost a major court battle last year against Chevron Corp. over a $9.5 billion environmental-damage award is making his latest legal bid by notifying an appeals court that a key witness who testified for the oil giant wasn’t telling the truth. Read more>>

November 3, 2015
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More Twists in the “Legal Fraud of the Century” – Shopfloor

I’ve written previously about a fraud-ridden, extortionate case brought against Chevron in an Ecuadorean court and masterminded by an American plaintiffs’ lawyer. Readers of Shopfloor will remember that after years of legal drama, the Ecuadorean court ordered Chevron to pay damages of $19 billion, which was later reduced to $9.5 billion. But then a federal court in the United States prevented enforcement of the judgment because the case’s mastermind, attorney Steven Donziger, was found liable for racketeering for using fraudulent and corrupt means to win the case in the first place. Read more>>
November 3, 2015
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Emails reveal Ecuadorian propaganda campaign in the United States – El Tiempo Latino

Private emails reveal that the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, has spent millions to hire politicians, celebrities, academics and journalists to orchestrate an international public relations campaign against Chevron. Read more>>

October 30, 2015
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Money lawyers: No holds barred – Examiner

These are trying times for the former DC-based lobbying powerhouse and law firm, Patton Boggs. In 2014, the law firm combined with Cleveland-based Squire Sanders in a last-ditch effort to form a new lobbying juggernaut following the fall-out from Patton Boggs’ Ecuador Oil Scandal and GetFugu Stock Scandal. Now the firm still cannot shake the ghosts from its past, even as part of the new law firm, as its attorneys face a lawsuit from Getfugu and its officers and directors. Worse, following its $15 million dollar settlement with Chevron Corporation after being exposed in the Ecuador Oil Scandal, the outcome of the GetFugu stock scandal could be the same. Read more>>

October 22, 2015
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Should You Be Allowed to Invest in a Lawsuit? – New York Times

This new form of lawsuit funding is called litigation finance. It lies at the crossroads of two Anglo-American tendencies. The first is our litigious side, in which we celebrate our equality before the law by dragging those who have wronged us before a judge. The second is our ingenious mercantilism, as demonstrated by our penchant for turning everything from church raffles to mortgages into marketable securities to be chopped up, bundled and resold. Read more>>

October 21, 2015
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Hague Tribunal Paid Secret Visits to Amazon Oil Pits – Courthouse News

As the Amazon rainforest transitioned to its dry season, three international arbitrators investigating how Ecuadorean courts handled multibillion-dollar environmental litigation against Chevron sojourned into the oil-contaminated jungle. The three-day journey took place between June 7 and 9, joined by lawyers and scientists retained by Chevron and the Ecuadorean government. Read more>>

October 19, 2015
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Lago Agrio: The Tribunal Makes A Site Visit – Letters Blogatory

The tribunal hearing the BIT dispute between Ecuador and Chevron has made site visits to three sites in the Ecuadoran Amazon. The tribunal, along with the lawyers and experts for both sides, visited the Aguarico 6, Lago Agrio 2, and Shushufindi 34 sites. You can follow the links to read copies of the transcript of the proceedings at the site visits. Read more>>

October 9, 2015
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Lago Agrio: Chevron’s Answer In Canada – Letters Blogatory

Chevron has filed its statement of defense (like an answer) in the Yaiguaje case, now that it has been remanded to the trial court. Read more>>

October 1, 2015
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Canada’s high court may fall prey to the Chevron Shakedown – Hot Air

After many rounds of good news in the saga of the Chevron Shakedown, where the energy leader won one victory after another in court over Steven Donziger and his eco-warrior allies in Ecuador, a disturbing headline crossed the transom this week. Though courts in the United States have found the pickpocket tactics of Ecuador to be entirely fraudulent and baseless, Canada’s highest court has curiously agreed to entertain the case in their country.Read more>>

September 29, 2015
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Canada’s top court sets dangerous precedent in Chevron case – Financial Post

Canadians are renowned for their humility, practicality, and restraint. Unfortunately, those traits were not on display late last month when the Supreme Court of Canada permitted a group of Ecuadorian villagers to try to enforce in Ontario a fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment issued by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron Corporation despite the fact that Chevron is an American company with no assets in Ontario and the dispute has no relationship to Canada. The Supreme Court’s overreach is a misguided and dangerous precedent that should not be followed elsewhere. Read more>>