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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.

July 10, 2018
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Plaintiffs Lawyer Donziger Suspended in Wake of Judge’s Findings of ‘Fraud’ and ‘Coercion’ in Chevron Pollution Case – New York Law Journal

Steven Donziger, the New York lawyer who won a $8.6 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage to Ecuador …

June 29, 2018

Media Censorship Reaches Live Theatre – Canada Free Press

A far-left activist group called Amazon Watch helped to kill an honest review of a play that shows how radical environmentalists performed a major hatchet-job on oil giant Chevron, according to the play’s co-author. Read more>>

June 27, 2018
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Updates On “Big Oil” Liability: Justice Is Prevailing! – Forbes

Several past columns have dealt extensively with two types of lawsuits against “Big Oil.” On the one hand, California and New York cities are suing Big Oil for creating the “nuisance” of, essentially, causing the Earth’s temperature to rise. On the other hand, Ecuadorean plaintiffs are suing Chevron for, essentially, poisoning indigenous people. Both sets of suits are nonsense, as my past columns have pointed out. The cities’ suits don’t meet any intelligible definition of nuisance. Chevron did not despoil the Ecuadorean jungle and was found liable only by a kangaroo court in that country. Read more>>

June 26, 2018

Updates On “Big Oil” Liability: Justice Is Prevailing! – Forbes

By Michael I. Krauss Several past columns have dealt extensively with two types of lawsuits against “Big Oil.” On the …

June 6, 2018

Review of ‘Dark Side of Environmental Movement’ spiked over claims it was ‘dangerous’ – Legal Newsline

A positive review of a play reconstructing a trial against a high profile environmental campaigner was spiked over fears the production was “dangerous” and not “impartial.” The $18 Billion Prize: The Dark Side of the Environmental Movement, which ended a two week run in San Francisco Sunday, centered on a trial pitting Chevron against attorney Steven Donziger.

June 5, 2018

Opinion: Canadian courts shouldn’t be apologizing for not enforcing a corrupt judgment – Financial Times

What with the Trans Mountain fiasco and flagging foreign investment, the last thing Canada needs is to be seen to be friendly to the attempted enforcement of corrupt judgments from foreign jurisdictions. California-based Chevron Corp. has been fighting such a rancid judgment, from Ecuador, for six years. The latest decision in this saga, delivered by the Ontario Court of Appeal on May 23, confirms that this case is an assault not merely on Chevron but on Canadian law. However, the decision contains much about which to be concerned.

May 31, 2018
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Environmentalists Have To Pay Oil Co. $38 Million after Court Uncovers Fraudulent Lawsuit – The Western Journal

The Supreme Court of Gibraltar awarded the oil company Chevron $38 million Friday for damages related to charges alleging the company contaminated the Amazon region of Ecuador. An Ecuador court issued an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in February 2011 for environmental and social harm the company allegedly caused to the Amazon. Read more>>

May 30, 2018

Lago Agrio: Gibraltar and Other Updates – Letters Blogatory

A few updates from the Lago Agrio case: The Supreme Court of Gibraltar has entered a default judgment against Pablo Fajardo, the Frente de Defensa de la Amazonia, and others, for approximately $38 million in damages. It also enjoins them from doing anything “in or from Gibraltar for the purpose of assisting or supporting” the LAPs or the enforcement of the Ecuadoran judgment. Read more>>

May 29, 2018

Solid As The Rock of Gibraltar: Coup De Grâce To Ecuadorean Lawfare Against Chevron? – Forbes

News about the lawfare campaign waged against Chevron Corp. is coming in regularly, and this news is good for those who believe in the Rule of Law. Following on the heels of this week’s Ontario high court decision, the Supreme Court of Gibraltar issued a default judgment against Messrs. Pablo Fajardo, Luis Yanza, and Ermel Chavez, and against two organizations, Frente de Defensa de la Amazonia (the “Front”) and Servicios Fromboliere, for their role in a conspiracy to procure and attempt to enforce the fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corp. The Gibraltar court awarded Chevron $38 million in damages and issued a permanent injunction preventing defendants from assisting the case against Chevron in any way. Read more>>

May 25, 2018

Chevron Escapes $9.5B Ecuadorean Award Bid In Canada – Law360

Ontario’s top court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that Ecuadorean citizens can’t enforce an Ecuadorean court’s $9.5 billion oil pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. through its Canadian subsidiary, saying it’s a separate corporate entity whose assets can’t be seized to satisfy a judgment against the parent company. Read more>>

May 24, 2018
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Court rules Chevron Canada doesn’t have to pay US$9.5-billion to Ecuador villagers – Canadian Press

The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based oil giant Chevron Corp. cannot be held liable for a US$9.5-billion award a court in Ecuador ordered against the parent company in favour of Ecuadorian villagers, Ontario’s top court ruled on Wednesday. Read more>>

May 24, 2018

Ontario High Court The Latest To Reject Ecuador’s Fraudulent Case – Forbes

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower Canadian court’s determination that an Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corporation, already found by U.S. courts to have been obtained through fraud and corruption, cannot be enforced against Chevron Canada Limited, an indirect subsidiary. The Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment dismissing all claims against Chevron Canada Limited holding that it is a separate entity from Chevron Corporation and its assets are protected from seizure by those seeking to enforce the corrupt Ecuadorian judgment. The court rejected the Ecuadorian plaintiffs’ arguments as contrary to fundamental principles of Canadian corporate law. Read more>>