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2013-04-11 16:21:19

Firm Was Misled by Ecuadorians' Lead American Attorney Steven Donziger BOULDER, Colo., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stratus Consulting Inc. announced today that Chevron has dismissed with prejudice the fraud and racketeering claims against Stratus and two of its employees that were initiated by Chevron Corp. on February 1, 2011 in the U.S. District Court of New York. Stratus is pleased that these claims have been fully and finally resolved. Chevron's lawsuit alleged...

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...

2012-05-07 06:23:23

Saw Scenes That Looked Like "War" During Trip to Remote Region of Amazon in Early 1990s NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1990, noted environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was one of the first outsiders to travel to a remote area of Ecuador's Amazon to assess what at the time was considered one of the worst oil disasters on the planet -- one created deliberately by Chevron that is now the subject of an $18 billion judgment against the oil giant. Writing a powerful...

2012-02-22 10:40:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. oil giant Chevron needs to do in Ecuador what BP is doing in the U.S. Gulf Coast region - clean up its environmental mess, the conservative-oriented organization "You Break It, You Fix It" today demanded. The group, which was formed to encourage conservative-minded Americans to speak out on Chevron's un-remediated oil spills in Ecuador, has charged the oil company with damaging America's image overseas through obstinacy and...

2011-12-16 15:23:00

Ecuadorian Communities Promise Referral to Authorities WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Hinton, U.S. spokesperson for the Ecuadorian representatives of the rainforest communities, released the following statement in response to Chevron General Counsel Hewitt Pate's statement today, regarding a limited environmental clean-up plan proposed by Petroecuador, Ecuador's state-owned oil company, in areas where a court found Chevron caused massive environmental...

2011-11-21 08:26:00

Chevron Contaminated Ecuador's Rainforest, Faked a Cleanup & Now Refuses To Pay $18 Billion Judgment QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brazil should treat Chevron's claims about the oil spill off the coast of Rio province with great skepticism given its track record of fraud related to an even larger oil disaster in neighboring Ecuador, say Ecuadorian rainforest leaders who successfully sued Chevron and recently were awarded $18 billion in damages. "Do not...

2011-11-18 19:09:00

American Company Faces Loss of Credibility With Oil Producing Nations in Latin America QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron, which already faces allegations of fraud over an $18 billion liability in Ecuador for environmental damage, is being accused in Brazil of trying to cover up the extent of an oil spill caused by one of the company's offshore drilling rigs, leading to the company's second major conflict with a key Latin American oil-producing nation....

2011-10-26 12:50:00

Prominent Australian Journalist Mike Monro Blasts Chevron On Television for Refusing to Clean Toxic Mess NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron's $18 billion environmental liability in Ecuador is causing a whale of trouble for the oil giant's image in Australia where it still must clear regulatory hurdles to realize profits from two strategically critical natural gas projects. The popular Australia news magazine show "Sunday Night" -- the equivalent of "60 Minutes"...

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...

2011-06-07 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...