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January 22, 2015
Politics in Ecuador

Energy Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn – Law 360

Gibson Dunn’s energy group was at the center of key developments in 2014, including Chevron Corp.’s win in a suit over its environmental record in Ecuador and the Williams Cos. Inc.’s $50 billion merger with its pipeline unit, landing a spot among Law360’s Energy Groups of the Year. Read more>>

January 12, 2015

Environmental Practice Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn – Law 360

Gibson Dunn’s environmental practice group spent 2014 racking up huge wins for clients, from obtaining a finding that a $9.5 billion damages award against Chevron Corp. for alleged contamination of an Amazon oil field was gained through fraudulent means to securing the dismissal of key plaintiffs’ claims in toxic tort litigation against International Paper Co., earning the firm a place among Law360’s Environmental Practice Groups of the Year.
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November 3, 2014

Lago Agrio: Another Unfounded Accusation Of Impropriety – Letters Blogatory

I’m sorry to have to report that advocates for the Lago Agrio plaintiffs or Steven Donziger have again issued a press release making false accusations of impropriety. This time, the target is Judge Kaplan, and the claim is that he failed to disclose a financial interest in Chevron. Read more>>

October 13, 2014
The Amazon Watch

Read Chevron’s Appellate Brief

Chevron has filed an appeal brief with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in support of its racketeering …

September 9, 2014

Donziger Dodges Ecuadorians’ Suit Over $18B Judgment – Law360

A New York state judge has ruled that Ecuador’s courts are the proper venue for a suit against class action attorney Steven Donziger brought by a group of indigenous Ecuadorians seeking a share of the $18.2 billion pollution-related judgment Donziger helped secure against Chevron Corp., according to an order posted Friday. Read more>>

August 18, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron used cloak and dagger to expose a historic fraud – Corporate Counsel

Plagiarized documents from Donziger’s hard drives would provide the most persuasive proof that the Lago Agrio judgment was ghostwritten. Read more >>

June 24, 2014

Ecuador whines at the UN Human Rights Council – Fausta’s Blog

I doubt that Ecuador will start its presentation with Judge Kaplan’s 500-page decision against Donziger (via Business Roundtable), where Kaplan found not only Donziger but the entire Lago Agrio plaintiff team guilty of fraud Read more >>

June 19, 2014

Lago Agrio: The Ecuadorans’ PR People Step In It – Letters Blogatory

A few weeks ago Paul Barrett reported on a tacky but seemingly insignificant misstep by the public relations people advising the Ecuadoran plaintiffs in the Chevron case: Read more >>

June 12, 2014

New Filing Outlines Republic of Ecuador’s Involvement in Lago Agrio Case

In a recent filing with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Chevron has outlined the extensive …

May 29, 2014

Ecuador #AskEcuador How Much It Paid Chevron Protestors, Twitter? –

How much money does it take to perpetuate the Chevron Ecuador fraud? Well, let’s ask Ecuador or in Twitter lingo #AskEcuador! Of course, Ecuador President Rafael Correa will yell at you, but let’s #AskEcuador anyway! Read more >>

April 10, 2014

Letters Blogatory – Lago Agrio Comes to Boston

I played hooky yesterday afternoon and attended two events at Harvard that, as far as I know, were scheduled on the same day purely by coincidence. First was a talk by Steven Donziger at the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. The second was a talk by Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. Read more >>

April 7, 2014 – Chevron CEO Shows Rewards of Standing up to Green Bullies

Judge Kaplan ruled that the pollution judgment issued in Ecuador on behalf of rainforest dwellers in the country’s Lago Agrio area was procured by fraud, including bribing a judge and ghostwriting court documents. Read more >>