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Back to Basics in Ecuador (Part 1): What’s the Damage?

23 June 2014 | CSR Strategy Group

It is reports of this kind that reinforce the fact that Chevron’s lingering liability in Ecuador is still far from being resolved. As such, it underscores risks to shareholders that Chevron’s management has downplayed but has still not effectively disclosed or managed.     More »

When Might = Right: How Chevron Got Out of a $19 Billion Lawsuit*

* An excellent analysis of Chevron's tactics, although the company is still liable for $9.5 billion, despite its unethical actions.
16 June 2014 | Huffington Post

Chevron has put unprecedented resources into its campaign against the Ecuadorian villagers, hiring more than 60 law firms and 2,000 legal professionals to wage a war of attrition.     More »

Chevron: Release the Secret Evidence that Proves Your Guilt in Ecuador

12 June 2014 | Huffington Post

Chevron's contamination "playbook" details how the company hid evidence of contamination during an eight-year Ecuador trial resulting in a $9.5 billion damage award that the Ecuadorians are waiting for Chevron to pay. Instead of succumbing to Chevron's pressure tactics, lawyers should demand to see "playbook" documents that the company has been forced to produce in an international arbitration proceeding.     More »

Do Lobbyists Win Trials? Lessons from Chevron vs. Ecuador Trial

31 May 2014 | Resiliance

When a high profile case such as this one stops being about real problems, focusing instead on ancillary issues, then that’s a disservice to justice. Chevron’s unorthodox lobbying tactics and courtroom theatrics seem to prove that the scales of justice tilt in the favor of those with deeper pockets. The indigenous people of the Amazon deserve better.     More »

Activist Shareowners Make Their Way to Texas to Confront Chevron

31 May 2014 | SocialFunds.com

"Chevron is using Judge Kaplan's ruling for everything they can get out of it," said Simon Billenness, referring to a recent court ruling which, according to Burt Neuborne, the Founding Legal Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, sends "an unmistakable message of American judicial arrogance to the rest of the world that can only result in increased levels of reciprocal judicial suspicion and hostility, with negative consequences for the transnational rule of law."     More »

Chevron's Dissident Shareholders Unmoved by Its Big Win in N.Y.

29 May 2014 | Courthouse News Service

Chevron's federal court victory and campaign against its critics has not stifled dissent from the New York State comptroller and other shareholders over its potential liabilities in Ecuador, new meeting records show.     More »

"Who's Bribin' Who?"

Donny Rico (and Chevron) explain how to pollute the Amazon and get away wit’ it.
28 May 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Do people give people backpacks full of cold hard cash in exchange for legal testimony? People do. Chevron should know. They did exactly that. But of course you won't be hearing John Watson mention that to the company's shareholders.     More »

The Road to Midland, Texas

27 May 2014 | CSR Strategy Group

Once again going to move a resolution at the Chevron annual shareholder meeting. I keenly await the time when Chevron’s management changes its course away from endless litigation and reaches a fair and equitable settlement with the communities in Ecuador affected by the oil pollution.     More »

What Happens When an Oil Company Actually Chooses to Be a Sociopath? #AntiChevron Day

22 May 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

You gotta give Chevron credit for bringing people together. Communities on five continents came together yesterday to denounce the oil giant's environmental and human rights practices.     More »

Spain: Boycott Called Against Chevron for Amazon Damage

21 May 2014 | Prensa Latina

Madrid, Spain – Spanish ecological and social organizations along with political parties called today for a boycott of Chevron-Texaco products until that company pays the fine imposed by Ecuadorian courts for the damages it caused to the Amazon.     More »