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Villagers Threaten New Lawsuit Against Chevron In U.S. Courts; Order Company to Cease Destruction of Documents

5 October 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – Indigenous villagers and their lawyers have ordered Chevron to cease the destruction of all documents related to oil contamination in Ecuador's rainforest in light of compelling new evidence the company presented false witness testimony and committed multiple legal violations in its campaign to evade a $9.5 billion environmental liability.     More »

Chevron's Defense In Canada: The Abusive Litigation Strategy Continues

5 October 2015 | The Chevron Pit

As we predicted, Chevron's jurisdictional shell game to evade its legal obligations to the people of Ecuador has now hit the courts of Canada with full force. One might remember statements by various Chevron officials a few years ago that the company planned to fight the villagers it poisoned in Ecuador until "hell freezes over, and then skate it out on the ice." This blog describes one way the company tries to make it work in practice.     More »

Ecuadorean Rainforest Communities Continue Their Long Fight Against Chevron

25 September 2015 | Huffington Post

The good news from the Supreme Court of Canada is spreading quickly through the rainforest communities in eastern Ecuador, along the dirt roads and over the local radio stations. For more than two decades, 30,000 poor farmers there have campaigned for environmental justice against the Chevron corporation, which they accuse of polluting vast stretches of their territory. On September 4, Canada's high court ruled unanimously that the Ecuadoreans can put the American oil giant on trial in Toronto, in an effort to seize $9.5 billion in damages from its Canadian subsidiary.     More »

Chevron's Forum Shopping Over Ecuador Pollution Hits Dead End in Canada

25 September 2015 | The Chevron Pit

It is widely known that Chevron has acted as a serial forum shopper when it comes to trying to evade its liability for creating an environmental disaster in Ecuador's Amazon. But Chevron's game of corporate subterfuge and litigation abuse seems to be unraveling before our very eyes, spelling huge new risks for company shareholders.     More »

Toxic Waste Dumped on Poorest Ecuadoreans for 26 Years but Chevron Has Yet to Pay

Canadians must now counter Chevron's inevitable propaganda campaign as the legal battle continues
23 September 2015 | teleSUR

On September 4, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that indigenous people from the Ecuadorean Amazon are allowed to use Canadian courts to try (key word is "try") to collect US$9 billion dollars in damages from Chevron that they were awarded in Ecuador.     More »

Notre Dame Law Professor Under Scrutiny for Accepting Chevron Funds to Attack Ecuadorian Villagers

17 September 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – A Notre Dame “human rights” law professor has admitted Chevron is paying him to publicly attack Ecuadorian villagers and their lawyers who won a historic $10 billion judgment against the company in Ecuador.     More »

Ecuador vs. Chevron, by Way of Canada

16 September 2015 | CounterPunch

In the latest twist to a 22-year-old legal saga, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled on September 4th that Ecuadorian villagers can seek to enforce an Ecuadorian legal judgment in Canada for $9.5 billion against Chevron Corporation for polluting the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Chevron Paying Notre Dame "Human Rights" Professor Cassel To Publicly Attack Ecuadorian Villagers

11 September 2015 | The Chevron Pit

If you want a new example of corruption in legal academia, look no further than Chevron's relationship with Notre Dame "human rights" law professor Douglas Cassel. Chevron is paying Cassel to attack the rainforest villagers and lawyers who have held Chevron accountable in Ecuador for its environmental disaster in one of the great recent successes of the corporate accountability and human rights movements.     More »

Canada's Highest Court Gives Ecuadorians Green Light To Pursue Chevron Assets

11 September 2015 | DeSmog

Chevron lost a high-profile pollution case in Ecuador in 2011 and was ordered to pay $9.5 billion for cleanup of billions of gallons of toxic waste in the Amazon rainforest. So far, the company hasn’t paid a dime – but a recent ruling in Canada might finally force Chevron to pay up.     More »

Chevron Facing Major New Difficulties in Ecuador Pollution Case After Losing Before Canada Supreme Court

10 September 2015 | UDAPT

After losing a critical decision before Canada's Supreme Court, Chevron must now prepare for a possible worst-case scenario in the Ecuador pollution case that could force the company to pay the full amount of the $10 billion environmental judgment and see a disruption to its business operations in a strategically important oil-producing country, according to an analysis by the legal team that won the judgment.     More »