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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 31, 2017
Rafael Correa - president of Ecuador

Lago Agrio: Dutch Appeals Court Affirms Denial of Annulment – Letter Blogatory

The Court of Appeals of the Hague has affirmed a lower court decision decision refusing to set aside the interim awards Chevron had won against Ecuador in the investment treaty arbitration. The main questions before the lower court were, first, whether Chevron or Texaco had an “investment” in Ecuador for purposes of the BIT, and, second, whether the awards were against public policy to the extent they sought to force Ecuador to suspend the operation of the Lago Agrio judgment, contrary (Ecuador said) to Ecuadoran law. Read more>>

July 21, 2017

Chevron case: Ecuador´s petition is rejected – Ecuador Times

A new defeat for the Ecuadorian state in the Chevron case. The Court of Appeal of The Hague rejected Ecuador’s appeal to the first-instance judgment that had denied the request for annulment of the partial and interim awards of jurisdiction. Read more>>

July 20, 2017

Dutch Appeals Court Axes Ecuador Challenge In Chevron Row – Law360

A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday rejected Ecuador’s challenge to several jurisdictional and other preliminary arbitral awards favoring Chevron Corp., which arose out of a long-running dispute with the country over alleged pollution in the Amazon rainforest. Ecuador had asked the Appeals Court of the Hague to overturn a 2016 trial court decision rejecting the country’s bid to set aside the awards in the ongoing arbitration, in which Chevron is looking to hold the South American nation accountable for breaching a previous settlement that should have barred a $9.5 billion judgment issued by an Ecuadorian court. That judgment was later found by a New York judge to be fraudulent — a decision the U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to review. Read more>>

June 29, 2017
Rafael Correa - president of Ecuador

Is It Time To Prosecute Steven Donziger Over The Chevron Shakedown? – Hot Air

Earlier this month I wrote about the end of the line for the Chevron Shakedown crew, when their final appeal was turned away at the Supreme Court. It’s a long, sordid story which we’ve been covering here for years. If you’ve been following even a smattering of this tale you know most of the major details and the players involved. The fraudulently obtained judgement in Ecuador which sought to drain tens of billions of dollars from Chevron was a disgrace. And the architect at the center of all of it was Manhattan attorney Steven Donziger. Read more>>

June 28, 2017

Prosecute Steven Donziger’s ‘Egregious Fraud’ – National Review

Steven Donziger, a left-wing lawyer with connections to the Obama administration and Andrew Cuomo’s administration in New York, attempted to orchestrate a multi-billion-dollar shakedown of Chevron in a case that was later thrown out by a federal judge as the product of “egregious fraud.” For once, the word “egregious” may not be quite strong enough: In dollar terms, Donziger’s case against Chevron may very well be the largest attempt at extortion in human history. Read more>>

June 21, 2017
Steven Donziger

One of the Most Egregious Legal Frauds in History Finally Comes to a Close – Institute for Legal Reform

The saga of Chevron v. Donziger, “one of the most egregious legal frauds in history” according to the WSJ, finally concluded this week with the U.S. Supreme Court denying plaintiffs’ attorney Donziger’s certiorari petition. In 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that a $9.5 billion judgment obtained by American lawyer Steven Donziger against Chevron in Ecuador was the product of fraud and racketeering and, thus, unenforceable in the U.S. Read more>>

June 20, 2017

Chevron’s (And The Rule of Law’s) Triumph: The Supreme Court Declines To Hear Donziger’s Appeal – Forbes

On Monday, June 19, 2017, in a few largely unnoticed words, the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed the Rule of Law. The Court declined to hear an appeal by disgraced attorney Steven Donziger of a District Court’s finding that a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment he had obtained against Chevron Corporation had been the product of his and others’ fraud and racketeering, and was therefore unenforceable in the United States. I have detailed the saga of Donziger’s suit against Chevron, on behalf of Ecuadoreans in fact likely injured by actions of their country’s state-owned PetroEcuador, extensively in this column.  Read more>>

June 19, 2017

U.S. top court hands Chevron victory in Ecuador pollution case – Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Chevron Corp by preventing Ecuadorean villagers and their American lawyer from trying to collect on an $8.65 billion pollution judgment issued against the oil company by a court in Ecuador. Read more>>

May 31, 2017

Lago Agrio: Chevron’s Brief in Opposition to Cert. – Letters Blogatory

Chevron has filed its brief in opposition to Steven Donziger’s petition for certiorari. Ted Olson and company have, as one would expect, produced a high-quality brief to stand against the similarly high-quality brief submitted by Deepak Gupta. The most important part of the brief, from a technical perspective, is the discussion of the circuit split on standing to bring equitable RICO actions. It’s a true circuit split, but Olson describes it as “stale and shallow. Read more>>

May 31, 2017

Should Corporations Be Able To Hold Unethical Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Accountable? – Investor’s Business Daily

The mass torts litigation saga of Chevron v. Donziger continues. In this long-running case, the U.S. District Court in Manhattan ruled and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirmed that, among other things, Chevron (CVX) properly used the civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) laws to hold liable plaintiffs’ attorney Steven R. Donziger for engaging in fraud, obstruction of justice, and other illegal acts. Read more>>

May 23, 2017

The Chevron Shakedown is finally reaching the Supreme Court – Hot Air

The last time we checked in on the progress of the Chevron Shakedown in November of last year, things were not looking good for Manhattan lawyer and convicted racketeer Steven Donziger. Following the numerous losses he had suffered in court over his fraudulent attempts to pick Chevron’s pockets to the tune of billions of dollars, he had been found by a federal judge to have engaged in racketeering through what was described as a, “multi-year campaign of fraud, bribery, extortion, money laundering, and other offenses. Read more>>

May 22, 2017
Steven Donziger Georgetown

Time is running short for a lawyer accused of defrauding Chevron – Yahoo! Finance

Time may be running short for New York lawyer Steven Donziger. Chevron filed a brief this week, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rebuff Donziger’s petition asking it to overturn a devastating judgment against him and his greatest achievement: a multibillion-dollar verdict in an environmental case he’d been pressing for more than 20 years. Donziger’s campaign against Chevron reached its high-water mark six years ago, in March 2011, when he and a team of local lawyers won an $18 billion verdict—later reduced to $9.5 billion—in a provincial court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, on behalf of residents of the Amazon region where Texaco, acquired by Chevron in 2001, had drilled from 1964 to 1992. Read more>>