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Chevron Paying Big Bucks to NOW and Others for "Friend of the Court" Briefs in Ecuador Case

U.S. Women's Advocates Cash Chevron Checks and Then Abandon Indigenous Women in Ecuador. Is It Worth It?
20 October 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Increasingly isolated in its Ecuador pollution case, Chevron is paying for "friend of the court" briefs by supposedly disinterested parties such as the National Organization for Women ("NOW") that are designed to back the company's faltering defense to its $9.5 billion environmental liability.     More »

CBA Drops Plans to Intervene for Chevron at Supreme Court

16 October 2014 | The Globe and Mail

The Canadian Bar Association has done an 11th-hour reversal and dropped plans to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Chevron Corp. in a high-profile battle involving Ecuadorean aboriginal people.     More »

Did Chevron Just Fund Its Legal Opponents in Ecuador?

7 October 2014 | CSR Strategy Group

Did Chevron just hand its legal opponents in Ecuador $106 million? That appears to be the case according to a press release put out this week by the communities that have sued Chevron for oil pollution in the Ecuadoran rainforest.     More »

Chevron Lawyer Randy Mastro Resorts to Dirty Tricks in Ecuador Pollution Case

7 October 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron lawyer Randy Mastro again appears to be engaging in dirty tricks in a last-ditch effort to rescue the oil company from its worsening legal troubles related to its $9.5 billion liability in Ecuador.     More »

Members Leave CBA over Chevron Case

6 October 2014 | Law Times

Some members of the Canadian Bar Association are considering giving up their memberships after the organization decided to intervene in support of Chevron Corp.'s position in the oil company's upcoming legal battle against the indigenous people of Ecuador at the Supreme Court of Canada.     More »

Chevron Faces Risk of "Spectacular Implosion" In Ecuador Pollution Case

5 October 2014 | The Chevron Pit

One of Chevron's many dark secrets – one company management desperately tries to hide from shareholders – is that its RICO defense in the Ecuador pollution case faces the risk of a "spectacular implosion" in the coming months.     More »

Ecuadorians Plan to Seize $106 Million in Chevron Assets

30 September 2014 | Courthouse News Service

Amazon rainforest residents plan to seize the $106 million in Chevron's assets in Ecuador, their lawyers said Tuesday, turning a corner in the decades-old pollution fight.     More »

Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron from Its Ecuador Disaster

30 September 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Chevron got a little help from its friends in the corporate media last week. It is clear that business journalists will come out of the woodwork to defend the company from attacks on their own kind, even if the truth about Chevron’s human rights violations is sacrificed in the process.     More »

How Reporter Paul Barrett Got It Wrong on Chevron's Calamity in Ecuador

28 September 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador, affirmed by eight separate appellate judges, has been haunting company CEO John Watson and his shareholders for years. In a new book on the litigation – one replete with factual errors and lacking even a single footnote – Businessweek reporter Paul Barrett largely adopts the myopically narrow perspective of the U.S. business community.      More »

NYT Columnist Joe Nocera Hides Major Conflict of Interest Over Chevron's Ecuador Case

24 September 2014 | The Chevron Pit

We have long known business writer Joe Nocera to be the resident lightweight of the NYT op-ed page. It was no surprise, then, when Nocera decided to help his Businessweek buddy Paul Barrett promote his one-sided new book on Chevron’s ecological calamity in Ecuador.     More »