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2012-07-31 14:21:20

NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Hinton, the spokesperson for the Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities who won a historic environmental judgment against Chevron in 2011, released the following statement in response to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan's ruling today denying Chevron's summary judgment motion in the oil giant's RICO case: "Judge Kaplan's decision is yet another setback in a string of recent defeats for Chevron in its improper campaign to evade its legal...

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...

2012-01-06 14:16:00

U.S. Federal Judge Denies Company's Motion to Attach Assets NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron has lost yet another legal round over its increasingly furious effort to evade paying an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador for causing environmental damage in the Amazon rainforest, according to a decision released by a U.S. federal judge today. Just days after an appellate panel in Ecuador upheld the $18 billion judgment against the oil giant. U.S. federal judge Lewis A....

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...

2011-06-04 14:48:00

NEW YORK, June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron is renewing its strategy to deplete the modest financial resources of the Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs who won an $18 billion judgment against the company by issuing discovery requests in six federal courts seeking thousands of documents, including those in possession of interns who have worked on the lawsuit, according to a new court filing that seeks a stay of the discovery process. In the filing Thursday before New York...