Chevron Ecuador RICO Decision: One Year Later

March 4, 2015 • Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit News

One year after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that Steven Donziger and his team had committed “egregious fraud” against Chevron in Ecuador, the case built on corruption and lies continues to unravel. One year ago today – March 4, 2014 – the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a 500-page ruling concluding that the $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron was the product of fraud and racketeering. Following the seven-week RICO trial, Judge Lewis Kaplan also found that Ecuador’s judgment was unenforceable in the U.S. and held Donziger liable for RICO violations.
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Principal Financial Backer of Fraudulent Ecuador Litigation Withdraws Support, Settles with Chevron

February 15, 2015 • Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit News

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) has reached a settlement agreement with James Russell DeLeon, the principal funder of the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador. Chevron brought claims against DeLeon in Gibraltar, where DeLeon maintains a residence, for his role in funding and advancing the fraudulent lawsuit. In the settlement, DeLeon has resolved those claims by withdrawing financial support from the Ecuador litigation and assigning his interests in the litigation to Chevron. Chevron, in turn, has agreed to release all claims against DeLeon. Read more>>

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Chevron Ecuador: Hypocrisy By The Numbers

January 13, 2015 • Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit News

In September 2013, Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa announced with great fanfare a new campaign against Chevron, dubbed “The Dirty Hand of Chevron”. According to Ecuador’s political leaders, the crusade against the company was necessary because Chevron had engaged in a multimillion-dollar “worldwide campaign to discredit Ecuador and its democratic institutions.” Foreign Secretary Ricardo Patino spared no hyperbole when speaking at …

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2014: A Very Bad Year for Fraud

December 17, 2014 • Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit News

2014 was a critical year in the undoing of the fraudulent case against Chevron in Ecuador. The year saw a momentous verdict in the RICO case against Steven Donziger and his allies, the withdrawal of a leading law firm, a continued intimidation campaign by Donziger and his team and evidence of phony PR campaigns funded by the government of Ecuador. Read more>>

 

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Under Pressure: How Steven Donziger uses pressure, intimidation and humiliation to silence his critics

October 31, 2014 • Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit News

In outtakes from the movie Crude, Steven Donziger, the U.S. lawyer behind the lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, was caught on tape saying: “The only language, I believe this judge is gonna understand is one of pressure, intimidation and humiliation.” It is evident that Donziger and his team have extended these tactics to include anyone who dissents or seeks to reveal the truth about his fraudulent, extortion scheme against Chevron. Read more>>

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