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Sludge Match: Inside Chevron's $9 Billion Legal Battle with Ecuadorian Villagers

For more than two decades, energy giant Chevron and Ecuadorian activists, led by American lawyer Steven Donziger, have been embroiled in a contentious lawsuit about who is responsible for contaminating a vast swath of the Amazon
28 August 2014 | Rolling Stone

"What gets lost in the twists and turns of this lawsuit is the only thing that matters," says Mitch Anderson of ClearWater, a NGO that works to provide clean water to the affected communities. "The people of the Amazon continue to grow crops out of contaminated soil and bathe in contaminated rivers."     More »

Conflict of Interest: Businessweek's Paul Barrett Now an Advocate for Chevron in Ecuador Dispute

31 July 2014 | The Chevron Pit

With his track record of bias in favor of Chevron already part of the historical record, Businessweek’s Paul Barrett appears to have become a full-blown public advocate for the oil giant in its legal dispute with Ecuadorian villagers over the massive contamination of their ancestral lands.      More »

False Testimony Forced Chevron to "Prep" Its Million-Dollar Witness for 50 Days in Ecuador Case

24 July 2014 | Huffington Post

Chevron lawyers prepped their million-dollar star witness for 50 days about a bribe alleged in the oil giant's retaliatory RICO lawsuit against a group of Ecuadorian indigenous peoples and their U.S. lawyer. It took Chevron that long to try and get Alberto Guerra's story straight.     More »

Chevron's Ill-Fated RICO Suit Facing Doom and Gloom

17 July 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Legal briefs filed this month before a New York federal appeals court appear to dismantle the very foundation of the shameful Chevron-financed "racketeering" show trial that went down in late 2013 in the courtroom of controversial federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan.      More »

EarthRights International and Amazon Watch File Amicus Briefs in Chevron Appeal

16 July 2014 | EarthRights International

The latest chapter in the seemingly endless Chevron/Ecuador litigation began last week with attorney Steven Donziger and his Ecuadorian clients submitting separate appellate briefs to the Second Circuit arguing that the district court’s decision in favor of Chevron should be reversed.     More »

Defending Our First Amendment Rights from Chevron

15 July 2014 | CSR Strategy Group

In an unprecedented legal move, 17 U.S.-based civil society organizations – among them Amnesty International, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, and Friends of the Earth – have just filed an amicus brief in federal appeals court defending their First Amendment rights from attack by Chevron.     More »

Chevron's Ecuadorean Foes Invoke Scalia on Appeal

7 July 2014 | Courthouse News Service

Ecuadoreans hoping to overturn a decision declaring their $9.5 billion environmental verdict against Chevron fraudulent argued that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would have endorsed how the oil giant's litigation was handled there, in a surprising 2nd Circuit brief.     More »

How Chevron Cheated Ecuador's Courts from Hearing Evidence of Its Contamination

1 July 2014 | The Chevron Pit

The deceptions deployed by Chevron's chief scientist and a tainted consultant have come to light in a legal brief filed by Ecuador's government in its arbitration dispute with Chevron.     More »

Cartoon Highlights Gibson Dunn's "Legal Thuggery" On Chevron's Behalf

Latest installment of satirical cartoon series calls out Chevron's threats against those who want to hold the oil giant accountable for the mess it made in the Amazon.
1 July 2014 | MintPress

Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore, the satirical series was created to draw the public’s attention to the threats Chevron has leveled against environmentalists, journalists, scientists and locals who have tried to hold the company accountable for dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into rivers and streams, spilling millions of gallons of crude oil, and abandoning hazardous waste in hundreds of unlined open-air pits littered throughout the Amazon region.     More »

More Chevron Hypocrisy: Super-Lawyer Ted Olson Allows HBO To Film Confidential Meetings

24 June 2014 | The Chevron Pit

After the GDC trial team led by Randy Mastro bribed a key witness to win its farcical RICO case in New York, and after Chevron scientists orchestrated a massive scientific hoax on the courts of Ecuador, we now have Chevron’s most prominent outside lawyer and a leading beacon of the Republican establishment working with two directors to make a documentary film about his own case.     More »