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February 5, 2015
Fraud against Chevron in Ecuador

Five truths about the Chevron shakedown – Hot Air

At Real Clear Markets, Stephen W. Green takes on a trip down memory lane, highlighting how things went so wrong for Manhattan attorney Steven Donziger and his Green Warrior friends when they woke a sleeping giant. Rather than just paying off the extortionists, Chevron went to court in multiple countries, eventually showing how the entire case was a designed case of fraud, concocted in an effort to extort massive sums of money from the energy giant. Out of the wreckage, Green dredged up five irrefutable truths. (There’s plenty more at the link, but here are the highlights.) Read more>>

February 4, 2015
Fraud against Chevron in Ecuador

Five Irrefutable Truths about the Fraud Against Chevron in Ecuador Oil Pollution Lawsuit

“If you repeat a lie a thousand times it becomes the truth.” That’s the motto Steven Donziger, the U.S. lawyer …

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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December 1, 2014
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Chevron is cast as the good guy in a murky legal soap opera – The Times

Yet look at what happened next. Chevron studied the ruling closely and concluded that parts of it had been written, more or less, by the plaintiffs. It filed a case in Manhattan under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisation Act, a law passed in 1970 to tackle organised crime, on the basis that the Amazon Defence Front’s case amounted to extortion. The US District Court found for Chevron in July 2012 after concluding that some of the evidence brought against it in the original case was “tainted by fraud”. Among those testifying to that effect was one of the judges who had heard the original case in Ecuador. Read more>>

December 1, 2014
Politics in Ecuador

Chevron Takes Ecuador’s Government to Court – Wall Street Journal

The company is attempting to scrutinize Ecuador’s role in what increasingly looks like a corporate shakedown. But Chevron isn’t the only potential beneficiary of what might come to light. Ecuadoreans who live powerlessly under a repressive, secretive regime that bills itself as democratic will also be better informed. Read more>>

November 20, 2014

Crowdsourcing Comes to the Booming World of ‘Litigation Finance’ – BusinessWeek

If Chevron settled for $100 million, for example, Donziger’s financiers would get paid $69 million off the top—a healthy profit exceeding 100 percent, according to a forensic analysis done at the oil company’s behest by the accounting firm KPMG. Attorneys and other advisers, including Donziger, would share $22 million. Administrative expenses would consume $8 million. That would leave just $1.5 million for rain forest reparations. Read more>>

October 31, 2014

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

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>>

October 29, 2014
Steven Donziger

Anatomy of a Conspiracy – Wall Street Journal

Schooled in such principles, Mr. Donziger went to work. Though he had little experience as a practicing attorney, he had …

October 16, 2014
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Chevron and Ecuador: Legitimate Arguments against an Illegitimate Lawsuit – Business Roundtable Blog

This high-profile case has significant implications for U.S. companies with global operations. Businesses fear the harmful impact on international trade and investment if plaintiffs are allowed use foreign courts to collect on fraudulent judgments like the $9 billion awarded by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron, BRT argues in its brief in Chevron Corp. v. Steven Donziger, et al. Read more>>

October 13, 2014
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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 30, 2014

Media relations in high-profile litigation: Chevron Corp. v. Donziger – Inside Counsel

Chevron Corp.’s recent victory in its RICO lawsuit offers several lessons about the use of media in connection with litigation, and how to counteract a fabricated, well-orchestrated and well-funded public narrative being spun by the other side. Read more>>