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Chevron At War With Canada Supreme Court; Company Also Faces Accusations of Terrorism and Tax Evasion

2 February 2016 | The Chevron Pit

As Chevron faces a potential litigation catastrophe over its $10 billion pollution liability in Ecuador, we have decided to publish a news summary from the front lines of the historic battle by indigenous communities to hold the company accountable for its "Amazon Chernobyl" disaster.     More »

Chevron Violates Canada Supreme Court Order By Trying to "Derail" Ecuador Pollution Judgment, Lawyer Says

27 January 2016 | UDAPT

Toronto, Canada – Chevron is under fire in Canada for violating a unanimous order of the country's Supreme Court that Ecuadorian rainforest villagers be allowed to try to seize the oil giant's assets to force it to comply with a $10 billion pollution judgment in their home country, according to the latest legal motion filed in the action.     More »

Braving Death Threats, Ecuadorian Villagers Ask U.N. to Block Chevron From Attacking Human Rights Defenders Who Obtained Historic Judgment

21 January 2016 | Amazon Watch

Geneva, Switzerland – Ecuadorian indigenous villagers who braved death threats in their battle with Chevron have teamed up with a leading international organization to demand that the United Nations block the oil giant from continuing an intimidation campaign targeting the human rights advocates who obtained a legally-binding $10 billion environmental pollution judgment against the company.     More »

Here Are Five Reasons Why 2016 Could Spell Disaster for Chevron's Ecuador Strategy

5 January 2016 | The Chevron Pit

The year 2016 is shaping up to be particularly dreadful for Chevron in the Ecuador pollution case despite massive expenditures by the company -- estimated to be $2 billion and rising -- to pay dozens of law firms to try to derail the litigation.     More »

In 2016, Chevron Faces Potential "Litigation Catastrophe" Over Ecuador Pollution Liability

4 January 2016 | UDAPT

New York, NY – In 2016, Chevron faces a potential litigation catastrophe over its $10 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" pollution liability as rainforest villagers step up efforts to force company assets into receivership to pay for a court-ordered clean-up of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related environmental disasters in history.     More »

Market Manipulation? Chevron General Counsel Pate Has Some Explaining to Do to the SEC

21 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Poor R. Hewitt Pate. The forum shopping foray by Chevron's General Counsel in Gibraltar to evade the company's $10 billion Ecuador liability seems to have backfired. We understand the desperation: largely under Pate's watch Chevron has spent an estimated $2 billion on 2,000 lawyers and 60 law firms in a largely futile attempt to fend off impoverished villagers who after 11 years of litigation won a historic environmental judgment against the company.     More »

Chevron General Counsel Hew Pate Misleads Financial Markets Over Default Judgment In Ecuador Pollution Case

18 December 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – Hit hard by a series of courtroom setbacks related to its $10 billion Ecuador pollution liability, Chevron's top lawyer R. Hewitt Pate is again misleading the financial markets by falsely claiming that a small default judgment the company obtained in the tiny protectorate of Gibraltar is a major victory against indigenous villagers, according to representatives of the rainforest communities.     More »

The Real Facts About Gibraltar: Chevron's Lies Boosted by Paul Barrett of Businessweek

17 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's illusory $28 million judgment for legal fees against an empty shell investment vehicle owned by Ecuadorian villagers in the tiny protectorate of Gibraltar is worthless -- despite the attempt by Bloomberg's Paul Barrett to build it up with his incomplete and dishonest reporting.     More »

Media Outlets: Chevron Polluted the Crap Out of Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest

16 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

We have long known that three layers of courts and eight appellate judges in Ecuador unanimously confirmed Chevron's responsibility for causing the extensive oil pollution found in the affected area. Less known is the array of respected journalists who independently have confirmed the evidence against Chevron by observing the damage with the naked eye.     More »

Chevron Using Convicted Felons to Try To Block $9.5 Billion Ecuador Pollution Judgment

7 December 2015 | UDAPT

Toronto, Ontario – With evidence against it in the Ecuador pollution case mounting, Chevron has turned to yet another convicted felon -- former Canadian media titan Conrad Black -- to help it try to block indigenous villagers from enforcing their $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Canada.     More »