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2011-10-05 08:07:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Comptroller who runs New York's $146 billion state pension fund has gone public to urge Chevron to "spare the company's battered reputation" by settling an environmental lawsuit spanning two decades in the Ecuadorian rainforest. New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who oversees the pension fund that controls Chevron stock worth approximately $800 million, has taken the unusual step of publishing an article urging the oil giant to...

2011-09-30 14:42:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a highly successful launch in 2010, Chevron and DonorsChoose.org today are announcing the kickoff of the second Fuel Your School campaign. During October, consumers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties will once again have the opportunity to generate up to $1 million in funds for classroom projects in local public schools. "We are extremely proud to continue the Fuel Your School campaign," said Dale Walsh, president, Chevron...

2011-09-30 13:22:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevron and DonorsChoose.org today are announcing the kickoff of the Fuel Your School campaign where during October, consumers in Salt Lake and Davis counties will have the opportunity to help generate up to $500,000 in funds for classroom projects in local public schools. Consumers can help generate funding for local public schools in Salt Lake and Davis counties by simply filling up at participating stations from October 1 through October...

2011-09-08 12:59:00

Chevron continues to provide courts misleading information from State Department reports, says Amazon Defense Coalition NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report based on U.S. government data and independent surveys demonstrates conclusively that Ecuador's court system ranks better than most of its neighbors in Latin America and provides impartial tribunals to litigants, clearly undermining Chevron's claims that an $18 billion judgment against it for environmental...

2011-09-02 12:29:00

Award Fails to Offset Chevron's $18 Billion Liability in Ecuador NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international arbitration tribunal this week slashed a Chevron damage claim against Ecuador in a series of commercial disputes by 87%, granting the oil giant a paltry 13 cents on the dollar and failing to offset the company's $18 billion liability in a separate environmental case in the South American nation, according to an analysis of the decision. Chevron General...

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...

2011-06-29 09:35:00

Injunction Shows "Judicial Arrogance" and Violates the Constitution, Says Bert Neuborne of New York University NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine prominent U.S. law professors, including a former member of Congress, have joined a group of international law scholars from South Africa and Australia in asking a U.S. appeals court to overturn the decision of a federal judge who claims he has worldwide authority to block a group of Ecuadorian citizens from enforcing their...

2011-06-13 14:40:00

Scholars Ask Appellate Court to Dissolve Order of Judge Lewis A. Kaplan NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of 16 international law scholars have asked a federal appeals court in New York to overturn what they say is a U.S. trial court's "futile" and unlawful injunction that purports to prohibit foreign citizens from Ecuador from collecting an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in courts around the world. The scholars described the injunction, issued by Judge...

2011-06-07 12:47:00

Legal Papers Ask for Removal of Lewis A. Kaplan Due to Inappropriate Comments, Apparent Bias Against Historic Lawsuit NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. federal judge in New York is questioning whether the Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs who for almost two decades have battled Chevron in one of the world's largest environmental litigations even exist, according to a legal brief asking an appellate panel to order the judge off a case involving the Ecuadorians because...