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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 »

"Legal Tender"

Donny Rico on how Chevron’s legal thuggery really works
24 June 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

At long last we bring you Episode #3 in The Adventures of Donny Rico, a clever deep dive into the methods used by Chevron in its desperate and unethical campaign to turn the tables on the very victims it poisoned in Ecuador's rainforest.     More »

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 »