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.
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.
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crime of disclosing protected State information, is wanted by the authorities after his appeal for preventive custody was revoked on Nov. 14, according to Fundamedios.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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
On Monday, a court in Canada will gavel into session and hear complaints from the group of Ecuadorian plaintiffs and their American environmentalist enablers who have been repeatedly been found to have engaged in massive fraud by American courts. The Chevron Shakedown, which we’ve been covering here for years, has moved to the Great White North to see if the pickpockets who have been trying to fleece the energy giant for billions of dollars can fare any better there. Not only is this a distasteful process for the concept of justice in general, but it holds particular dangers for the Canadians. Read more>>
If the Chevron suit isn’t thrown out, it will be another embarrassment for the Canadian legal system. Corporations have become increasingly vulnerable to reputational damage inflicted by powerful environmental organizations that misrepresent business activities and intimidate customers. Companies also find themselves subject to shakedowns over alleged environmental damage. It is all too rare for business to fight back, but two of the most significant examples are currently making their way through the Canadian judicial system. Read more>>
Three recent court victories got little in the way of headlines, but should be required reading for every corporate executive in the country. In each, companies refused to do what so many have done before — tuck their tails in and settle out of court. Read more>>