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Lago Agrio Oil Field

April 4, 2014

Letters Blogatory – Lago Agrio: A Good Week For Chevron

Chevron had a good week this week, on two fronts. Read more >>

March 17, 2014

Fortune – Chevron wins round against funder of environmental suit in Ecuador

A Gibraltar judge rules that online poker magnate Russ DeLeon, who funded the suit, must answer claims that he knew the plaintiffs’ team had engaged in fraud and other crimes. Read more >>

March 4, 2014

Forbes – Judge Calls Chevron Verdict Product Of `Egregious Fraud,’ Unenforceable

A federal judge in New York today slapped a stern order on attorney Steven Donziger and the Ecuadorean villagers he claims to represent, prohibiting them from capitalizing in U.S. courts on a $9 billion judgment he says was the product of “egregious fraud.” Read more >>

March 4, 2014

Wall Street Journal – Judge: $9.5B Environmental Judgment Against Chevron ‘Obtained by Corrupt Means’

A federal judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. on Tuesday in a civil racketeering case, saying a record $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant was “obtained by corrupt means.”

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan found that New York lawyer Steven Donziger and his litigation team engaged in coercion, bribery, money laundering and other criminal conduct in pursuit of the 2011 verdict. Read more >>

March 4, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek – Chevron’s RICO Win Is a Potent Weapon Against Ecuadorian Pollution Judgment

Big day for Chevron (CVX) in federal court in New York: The oil company won a sweeping ruling that a multibillion-dollar judgment against it in Ecuador was procured by fraud—and therefore isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Read more >>

March 4, 2014

Wall Street Journal – Highlights from the Chevron/Donziger Opinion

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on Tuesday issued a voluminous opinion regarding Chevron Corp.’sCVX +0.64% claims against New York lawyer Steven Donziger and his litigation team, saying a record $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant was “obtained by corrupt means.” Read more >>

February 26, 2014

Claims Management – Fighting Fraudulent Lawsuits with RICO: Two recent lawsuits aggressively using RICO may be the new model for fighting back

Businesses and insurers often deal with fraudulent lawsuits. Two recent lawsuits, aggressively using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), may be the new model for fighting back. Read more >>

January 15, 2014

Letters Blogatory – Was the Lago Agrio Judgment Ghostwritten?

I agree that there is “little or no question” (indeed, no question at all) that plaintiffs bribed Cabrera, the Ecuadorian …

November 26, 2013

Fortune – Chevron alleges still another fraud by Ecuadorians

On the last day of trial testimony in Chevron’s racketeering suit against the environmental lawyers who won an $9.5 billion …

November 18, 2013

Washington Post – U.S. courts’ neutrality shines in Ecuadoran case

For all the complaints about the American justice system — litigation is too expensive, too slow, too uncertain — it …

November 6, 2013

CNN – Disastrous day for the Lago Agrio plaintiffs in Chevron trial

The strikingly poor performance of the judge, Nicolás Zambrano Lozada, appeared to bolster Chevron’s contention that the $19 billion judgment …

November 6, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek – The Chevron Judge Who Knows Little About His Judgment

Nicolas Zambrano, whose name appeared on the 188-page, single-spaced decision from a provincial court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, could not …