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.
An international tribunal in The Hague has concluded that a $9.5 billion judgment issued against Chevron Corp. by an Ecuadorian court over pollution in the Amazon was tainted by fraud, and that Ecuador wrongfully enforced the ruling in that country, according to documents released on Friday.
Having utterly failed in its efforts to enforce a fraudulently obtained multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron in the domestic courts of United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Gibraltar, Ecuador is now on the defensive before international tribunals.
On July 10, 2018, Steven Donziger, a New York lawyer and a basketball buddy of Barack Obama’s, was suspended indefinitely from the practice of law in the state of New York. A New York court ordered the suspension for professional misconduct, based on “uncontroverted evidence” that Donziger and his legal team helped secure a judgment against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador through dishonesty and chicanery. Specifically: “judicial coercion, corruption of a court expert and ghostwriting of his report, misrepresentations concerning the expert’s independence, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, improperly threatening criminal prosecution, and judicial bribery.” While Donziger contested the process, the court ruling notes that he “chose not to challenge the underlying factual findings.” Read more>>
It didn’t get the headlines that Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump got this week. Heck, it didn’t even get the headlines that Steve Donziger used to get earlier in his career, after the attorney scored a $8.6 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador. On Tuesday, though, the state of New York yanked Donziger’s law license as a direct result of the fraudulent operation that produced the judgment. Read more>>
Steven Donziger, the New York lawyer who won a $8.6 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage to Ecuador …
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>>
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>>
By Michael I. Krauss Several past columns have dealt extensively with two types of lawsuits against “Big Oil.” On the …
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.
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.
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>>
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>>