News and Multimedia from 2011

Judge in Chevron Trial Asked to Recuse Himself

27 April 2011 | Courthouse News Service

New York, NY – A group of indigenous Ecuadorean farmers who won an $18 billion environmental lawsuit against Chevron seek to oust the American judge positioned to block the award in an upcoming federal trial.      Read more...

To Avoid a Jury Trial, Chevron Now Wants to Remove Donziger and Lawyer John Keker from RICO Case

Oil Giant Clearly Scared of Jury Trial That Could Create Additional Liability, Plaintiffs Say
21 April 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – To avoid a jury trial, Chevron has filed papers seeking to remove Steven Donziger and John Keker out of the first phase of a racketeering case in New York that the oil giant filed in February to try to escape paying an $18 billion judgment.     Read more...

Miami Herald Catches Chevron in Lie about Ecuador Well Site

Reporter finds oil sludge in "remediated" pit that's part of Chevron's fraud, plaintiffs say
19 April 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – In a story published in today's newspaper, journalist Jim Wyss said he witnessed "thick oil slicks" only a few feet into the ground of a dirt-covered storage pit Chevron told him the day before had been remediated of all oil.     Read more...

Key Documents & Court Filings from Aguinda Legal Team

April - July 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

On February 14th, a court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador ruled in favor of the residents of the Amazonian rainforest who have spent the last 18 years trying to force Chevron executives to clean up their deadly mess. Here are some essential documents for understanding this decision and the current status of the case.     Read more...

Chevron Selling Assets to Escape Enforcement of $9.5 Billion Judgment in Ecuador, Plaintiffs Charge

Court Filing Requests that U.S. Judge Increase $21.8 Million Bond
5 April 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron is divesting itself of overseas assets that could be used to enforce the $9.5 billion legal judgment against the oil giant for massive contamination of the Ecuadorian rainforest, lawyers for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs stated in a legal brief submitted to the Southern District of New York last week.     Read more...

Chevron Could Take Big Hit From Potential Payout in Ecuador

31 March 2011 | The Street

New York, NY – Assuming a scenario in which Chevron is ordered to pay the maximum penalty of $9.5 billion, the reduction in cash would decrease its equity value by approximately 5%.     Read more...

Chevron's Internal Audits Demonstrating Extensive Contamination

29 March 2011

Chevron's own internal audits conducted in the early 1990s showed extensive contamination of the rainforest. View them here.     Read more...

Chevron Payments to Witness Revealed

In a Document Now Under Seal, Plaintiffs Say Payments Were Excessive and Suspect
8 March 2011 | The Daily Journal

San Francisco, CA – New court documents released briefly last week revealed that Chevron Corp. – in part through one of its law firms, Jones Day – paid at least $169,000 to a man who secretly videotaped one of the original judges in a massive environmental case against the oil company in Ecuador.      Read more...

U.S. Judge's Decision a "Slap in the Face" to Ecuadorians Fighting to Hold Chevron Accountable For Eco-Disaster in Amazon Rainforest

7 March 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Statement by Karen Hinton, spokesperson for the Ecuadorians who recently won a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for oil contamination, about today's Southern District Court of New York decision on the preliminary injunction.     Read more...

Court Affidavit Exposes 18 Years of Chevron's Unethical Conduct in $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit

Oil Giant Attempted to "Buy or Bully" Its Way Out of Environmental Liability for Creating "Amazon Chernobyl"
7 March 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A new 42-page sworn affidavit, backed by hundreds of pages of exhibits, has outlined in stunning detail Chevron's 18-year effort to undermine the Ecuador court that recently awarded a $9.5 billion judgment against the company for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the rainforest of the South American nation and creating what locals call the "Amazon Chernobyl".     Read more...