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Chevron Claims Political Cartoons Are Extortion

"I'm honored they feel injured by the cartoon," the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist said.
18 February 2014 | MintPress

Earlier this month, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore shared on his personal website that Chevron filed court documents saying it was "injured" by a cartoon Fiore had created with Amazon Watch.     More »

Conoce a Donziger

Por defender la Amazonia, está demandado por un gigante corporativo.
17 February 2014 | VICE

Este caso es parte de una lucha social. Las comunidades de Ecuador están luchando, no solamente contra Chevron, sino contra quinientos años de historia en América Latina. Y eso, realmente, es lo que está en el fondo de este caso. Los conquistadores nunca entregan sus privilegios voluntariamente: hay que luchar.     More »

We Will Never Forget

14 February 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Justice delayed is justice denied. For the sake of Maria Aguinda and thousands more like her, let us today re-commit to fighting until the people of the Ecuadorian Amazon get the relief they have sought for too long already.     More »

Oil Giant Chevron Abuses Anti-Mob Laws to Target Cartoonist

Chevron claims that a cartoon criticizing the oil company's lawsuit against Ecuadorian villagers is an extortion attempt.
13 February 2014 | AlterNet

“The nutshell version is this,” explains Fiore. “Chevron was sued by villagers in Ecuador for leaving toxic waste all over the jungle. Chevron lost the case and was hit with a multibillion-dollar judgment. Chevron appealed and lost that, too. Then Chevron filed RICO charges against the villagers and the lead attorney on the case....accusing them of racketeering and being involved in a huge conspiracy to clean up the jungle and extort money from Chevron.”     More »

How Chevron Might Have a Lawsuit Against Its Own Law Firm for Blowing the RICO Case

13 February 2014 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's "Dream Team" at the Gibson Dunn law firm has yet to come up with an explanation for its monumental mistake last week in undermining the company's RICO case against Ecuadorian villagers and their lawyers.     More »

Chevron's Own Lawyers Jeopardize Fate of Chevron-Ecuador RICO Lawsuit

12 February 2014 | EarthRights International

Last week, Gibson Dunn may have shot the Chevron case in the foot, arguing to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that a private party can’t seek an injunction under RICO. This is the opposite of the argument they've made in Chevron’s RICO lawsuit in the district court in New York.     More »

Catch-22 Could Ensnare Chevron Lawyers Fighting Ecuador Verdict

7 February 2014 | Courthouse News Service

New York, NY – Chevron's own law firm could scuttle the efforts to negate a $9.5 billion oil-spill judgment from the Amazon in a Friday hearing for different clients.     More »

Chevron's Now Going After Political Cartoonists

The oil conglomerate is claiming injuries from a satirical video
5 February 2014 | Salon.com

How desperate is Chevron to get out of paying billions in damages for oil contamination in Ecuador’s rainforest? Very, according to Mark Fiore. The Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist claims the company has filed court documents over a satirical video he made in conjunction with the environmental nonprofit Amazon Watch.     More »

Chevron Cries: "Please Your Honor, Make the Cartoons Stop!"

5 February 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Cartoons are dangerous. In fact, Chevron wants a US Federal Court to believe cartoons are even more dangerous than dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon and then suing the very people it poisoned.     More »

Christie Defense Lawyer Randy Mastro Has Ethical Problems of His Own

Who Ordered Christie's Attack Memo On Wildstein – Straight from the Randy Mastro Playbook?
3 February 2014 | The Chevron Pit

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s choice of a defense lawyer to lead him through his various scandals is becoming more and more curious. After all, that lawyer – Randy Mastro of the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher – has his own rather extraordinary history of controversy and ethical problems.     More »