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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
31 January 2014 | Courthouse News Service
Chevron must hand over documents that Ecuador believes will help it in arbitration that the oil giant initiated to fight a multibillion environmental verdict, the 9th Circuit ruled. More »
29 January 2014 | The Chevron Pit
The move to dismiss the RICO case is based largely on Chevron's surprise admission in its final post-trial brief that it cannot block foreign enforcement proceedings that rainforest villagers are using to collect on their $9.5 billion environmental judgment. More »
I do advocacy work. So why am I accused of being part of a criminal conspiracy?
28 January 2014 | Politico Magazine
Within the next two months, a New York federal judge is expected to rule in an environmental case that goes to the core of how lobbyists, publicists and other advocates up and down K Street make their living. More »