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2012-06-12 10:21:19

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today dealt another setback to Chevron over its $18 billion Ecuador liability, reversing a lower court decision that allowed the oil giant access to documents from a prominent consulting group for the Amazon rainforest communities that sued the company. The decision, which came down Tuesday, represents a continuing trend in U.S. courts rejecting Chevron's attempt to characterize the treatment of expert...

2012-05-30 14:20:48

TORONTO, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Villagers from Ecuador's rainforest today filed a lawsuit in Canada as the first step in forcing the company to comply with an $18 billion court judgment rendered in Ecuador and imposed to permit the clean-up of what experts believe is the largest oil disaster on the planet. The lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, (see here) targets Chevron and various subsidiaries that together hold significant assets in the...

2012-05-14 14:21:32

NEW YORK, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron suffered two new legal setbacks today when a U.S. federal judge, who usually favors the company, rejected its attempt to attach the assets of the Ecuadorians and their counsel who won an $18 billion judgment for environmental damage and separately tossed out two fraud-related claims against an American lawyer, according to published court decisions. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan -- who for the last two years has almost uniformly favored...

2012-01-18 12:15:00

Court Confirms Oil Giant Must Post Bond to Suspend Enforcement Actions QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a stark departure from its normal litigation practices, Chevron has refused to request that the Ecuador appellate court that recently affirmed the $18 billion judgment against the oil major reconsider or clarify its decision. Chevron last week let a deadline pass that allowed either party to contest or clarify the decision, which was issued on January 3....

2012-01-04 13:43:00

In Meticulous Review, Panel Finds Ample Evidence to Support $18 Billion Judgment Against Oil Giant LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the appellate panel in Ecuador that affirmed the $18 billion judgment against Chevron for contaminating the Amazon rainforest were clearly outraged at the oil giant's abuse of the judicial process even as it denied a request by the rainforest communities to increase the amount of damages, a reading of an unofficial...

2011-10-10 14:01:00

Lobbyists and P.R. Firms Attack Ecuador to Evade $18 Billion Judgment As Chevron Lawyers Suffer Setbacks in Courts Around the World WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron is paying U.S. lobbyists and public relations firms millions of dollars to foment open conflict with Ecuador's government as part of a global strategy to evade paying an $18.2 billion court judgment for environmental contamination, according to public spending records and legal documents. Chevron's...

2011-08-30 11:13:00

Oil Giant Shelves RICO Case and Now Plans to Call Experts To Assert Massive Pollution In Ecuador Is Not Its Problem, Say Legal Papers NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ecuadorian indigenous residents are accusing a New York federal judge of improperly allowing Chevron to re-litigate an eight-year pollution trial that it lost to help bail out the company from a potential $18 billion clean-up liability, according to legal papers filed in recent days in New York federal...

2011-07-11 13:13:00

EarthRights International Criticizes Chevron's "Gamesmanship" Before U.S. Federal Judge NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In legal briefs, two prominent U.S. environmental law groups are criticizing Chevron's "unprecedented" attempt to use U.S. courts to try to block its legal obligation to pay clean-up costs in Ecuador for contaminating the Amazon rainforest. Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in February after an eight-year...

2011-04-21 16:17:00

Oil Giant Clearly Scared of Jury Trial That Could Create Additional Liability, Plaintiffs Say NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To avoid jury trial, Chevron has filed papers before a U.S. federal court seeking to remove American lawyer Steven Donziger and his highly-respected counsel John Keker out of the first phase of a racketeering case in New York that the oil giant filed in February to try to escape paying an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador for causing massive...

2011-04-19 11:59:00

Reporter Finds Oil Sludge In "Remediated" Pit That's Part of Chevron's Fraud, Plaintiffs Say WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Miami Herald has caught Chevron in a blatant lie about its sham "remediation" in Ecuador that the company uses to defend against an $18 billion judgment in a case brought by indigenous groups. In a story published in today's newspaper, journalist Jim Wyss said he witnessed "thick oil slicks" only a few feet into the ground of a...