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On Oil Disasters: BP Took Responsibility; Chevron Hired Lawyers To Escape Justice

24 April 2013 | The Chevron Pit

When I read the affidavit of my friend Douglas Beltman – who has been one of the scientists who spoke out against Chevron’s deliberate toxic dumping in Ecuador’s Amazon – I knew his testimony about the pollution and its impact had been coerced by Chevron.     More »

The Ugly Truth Behind the Burford-Chevron Settlement

23 April 2013 | The Chevron Pit

It is becoming increasingly clear that Chevron’s so-called “settlement” with Burford Capital is beset by serious ethical problems. Just like the Stratus “settlement” that preceded it, this latest gambit by the oil giant will not diminish in the least its growing risk from the $19 billion adverse judgment.     More »

Note to Chevron: Your Trial Lawyers at Gibson Dunn Need Some Serious Help

23 April 2013 | The Chevron Pit

It is becoming increasingly clear that Chevron's high-priced legal team in the $19 billion Ecuador case lacks basic trial skills. They looked like what they are: corporate lawyers representing a big oil company trying to crush its indigenous victims and their lawyers.     More »

Harvard University Hosts Representatives of Ecuadorians with $19 Billion Judgment Against Chevron

22 April 2013 | The Chevron Pit

Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is hosting representatives of the Ecuadorian indigenous groups who sued for and won a $19 billion judgment in Ecuador against Chevron for massive oil contamination.     More »

WikiLeaks Shows Nascent Oil Woes in Ecuador

17 April 2013 | Courthouse News

New York, NY – Long before Chevron's two-decade litigation over oil pits in the Amazon, its predecessor Texaco fretted with U.S. diplomats over frequent pipeline ruptures, bad press and tumultuous politics in Ecuador, WikiLeaks cables show.     More »

The Truth Behind the Stratus Affidavits

Scientific Evidence Against Oil Giant Remains Overwhelming
17 April 2013 | The Chevron Pit

The Stratus affidavits did not change anything for Chevron's perilous legal position in the Ecuador environmental case where it faces a $19 billion liability, as well as asset seizure actions in Canada, Brazil, and Argentina.     More »

U.S. Appeals Court To Hear Request To Remove Biased Judge In Ecuador Case

12 April 2013 | The Chevron Pit

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals – the same court that stopped cold Chevron's effort to block enforcement of the $19 billion Ecuador judgment in 2012 – has agreed to hear arguments by the Ecuadorians on why U.S. trial court judge Lewis A. Kaplan is continuing to engage in acts of insubordination from the bench.     More »

Chevron Faces New 2nd Circuit Showdown

10 April 2013 | Courthouse News

New York, NY – The 2nd Circuit fast-tracked arguments for May in Chevron's battle against a $19 billion judgment it faces for oil contamination in Ecuador.     More »

More Revelations About Chevron's Paid Witness & Its Miami Lawyer, Andres Rivero

6 April 2013 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron not only is lying to a U.S. court about what happened in the historic Ecuadorian trial that the oil giant lost, it also offered a $1 million bribe to turn evidence against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers, testified an Ecuador judge in a legal declaration filed yesterday in the Southern District Court of New York.     More »

We Beat Chevron, but the Fight for Real Justice Continues

5 April 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

At one point or another every social justice activist wakes up wondering if we stand a chance against the massive forces acting against us. This week, my faith in justice was given a boost when we won a major victory against Chevron.     More »