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May 18, 2015
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Five Irrefutable Truths About the Fraudulent Lawsuit Against Chevron in Ecuador – Huffington Post

Last year Steven Donziger was found by a U.S. federal court to have violated federal racketeering laws, committing mail and wire fraud, money laundering, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Despite the U.S. court finding that the $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron is the product of fraud, bribery and extortion, Donziger and his team continue to repeat their distortions about the case hoping that their lies will become the truth. Unfortunately for Mr. Donziger, his associates and his few remaining supporters, the truth in this case has been proved and is undeniable. Read more>>

May 12, 2015
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Will Ecuador’s Paid Protesters Get a Raise This Year?

Spring is here and, true to form, paid protestors are gearing up for another season of state-sponsored activism and judicial intimidation. The few remaining supporters of the “legal fraud of the century” have already begun a year of manufactured campaigns against Chevron, paid for by the government of Ecuador. Read more>>

May 7, 2015

Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders – The Lawyer

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon. Read more>>

May 6, 2015

Litigation Finance Takes Another Hit in Chevron Pollution Case – Bloomberg

A British-based litigation-finance firm has pulled out of a controversial oil pollution case against Chevron, again raising questions about a new market in which outside investors seek to share in lawsuit recoveries. Read more>>

May 5, 2015
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More funders of the Chevron Shakedown bail out – Hot Air

It’s time to check back in on the attempts by New York attorney Steven Donziger and his environmental activist friends to shake down energy giant Chevron for billions of dollars. Unfortunately for Steve, the news continues to be bad without exception. Having been exposed as a racketeer under the auspices of RICO, the various groups who had invested money in the litigation in exchange for a percentage of the expected shakedown money continue to bail out. The latest is the British group Woodsford Litigation Funding Limited. Read more>>

May 4, 2015
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Another Key Funder of Fraudulent Ecuador Litigation Against Chevron Withdraws Support

Chevron has reached a settlement agreement with Woodsford Litigation Funding Limited, a U.K.-based litigation funder that provided $2.5 million in funding to the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador. Chevron brought conspiracy claims against Woodsford in Gibraltar for the company’s role in funding and advancing the fraudulent lawsuit. In the settlement Woodsford has resolved those claims by withdrawing all financial support related to the Ecuador litigation and assigning all of its interest in the litigation to Chevron. Chevron, in turn, has agreed to release all of its claims against Woodsford and Woodsford’s Gibraltar-based funding entity, Temeraire Limited. Read more>>

April 28, 2015

NJ Exxon Settlement Revives Criticism of Controversial Environmental Firm – Washington Free Beacon

An environmental consulting firm that has admitted involvement in the fraud-ridden environmental lawsuit is back in the spotlight for its role in New Jersey’s efforts to recoup environmental damages from Exxon-Mobil. Read more>>

April 21, 2015

The Global Lawyer: Chevron, Donziger and Human Rights 101 – Litigation Daily

Here, in a nutshell, are the real human rights lessons of Chevron in Ecuador, drawn from the jurists’ brief: “Advocates for human rights do not advance human rights by violating them.” Human rights “cannot be promoted through corrupt means.” And “corrupt means are apt to subvert even noble ends.” The nutshell in a nutshell is that ends don’t justify means. There’s really not much left to be said, other than citing the pertinent conventions to promote human rights and combat corruption. Read more>>

April 21, 2015

REBUTTAL: Donziger’s Lies Cannot Excuse His Fraud – Law360

“If you repeat a lie a thousand times it becomes the truth.” That is the motto that Steven Donziger, the U.S. lawyer who orchestrated a fraud and extortion scheme to target Chevron through sham litigation in Ecuador, confided to a member of his Ecuadorian legal team. Since then, one of this country’s most respected trial court judges has found that Donziger violated federal racketeering laws by committing multiple acts of mail and wire fraud, attempted extortion, bribery of foreign officials, money laundering, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

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April 6, 2015
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Even the International Criminal Court has rejected the Chevron Shakedown – Hot Air

2015 hasn’t started off well for the people who attempted to shake down energy giant Chevron for billions of dollars. One court date after another has come and gone, with the “environmentalists” behind the scheme being either brought up on charges of their own or forced to relinquish any potential claims they hoped to cash in on via their fraudulent lawsuit. But Team Ecuador had one last card to play and they attempted it beginning last fall. They threw their case in the lap of the International Criminal Court, hoping that the global tribunal would take their side against “Big Oil” and toss them some cash. Read more>>

March 17, 2015
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The Global Lawyer: A Viewer’s Guide to the Final(?) Season of Chevron in Ecuador – Litigation Daily

It was on the same day that “Mad Men” announced that it would split its final season in half that arbitrators in Chevron v. Ecuador split their latest decision in half in 2013. Appropriately, the arbitrators’ sequel came last week, during the lead-up to the show’s final episodes. But unlike “Mad Men,” we know that the latest arbitral ruling ends with a cliffhanger. Herewith, a guide to the next season of the world’s longest-running legal dramedy, which debuts April 20 with the split-screen airing of the Chevron v. Donziger appeal and the Chevron v. Ecuador arbitration trial. Read more>>

March 3, 2015
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“Hired Activist” Sharon Stone Provides Latest Embarrassment for Backers of Anti-Chevron Litigation – Insitute for Legal Reform

It’s been an embarrassing year for those behind Ecuador’s decades-long legal and PR battle against Chevron. Now, comes another embarrassment for the pro-Ecuador side, courtesy of … Sharon Stone? Yes. Read more>>