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Ontario Court Revives Chevron Amazon Pollution Case

17 December 2013 | The Globe and Mail

Referring to comments from a Chevron spokesman that the company would "fight this until hell freezes over" and then "fight it out on the ice," Justice James MacPherson of the Court of Appeal writes: "Chevron's wish is granted. After all these years, the Ecuadorian plaintiffs deserve to have the recognition and enforcement of the Ecuadorian judgment heard on the merits in the appropriate jurisdiction. At this juncture, Ontario is that jurisdiction."     More »

Could Hell Be Starting to Freeze Over in Canada?

17 December 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

"This order will allow us the opportunity to hold Chevron accountable for fleeing the scene of its environmental crimes in Ecuador after a valid judgment was entered against it," said Fajardo, lead lawyer for the communities.     More »

After the Smoke Clears: What Chevron's RICO Show Trial Means, with Hindsight

12 December 2013 | The Chevron Pit

Now that the evidentiary phase of Chevron’s retaliatory RICO bench trial against New York human rights lawyer Steven Donziger and his Ecuadorian clients is over, we can take a deep breath and analyze what really happened before the controversial Judge Lewis A. Kaplan. The answer is not much, other than one of the greatest abuses of the American civil justice system ever.       More »

Ecuador's Highest Court vs. a Foreign Tribunal: Who Will Have the Final Say on Whether Chevron Must Pay a $9.5 Billion Judgment for Amazon Devastation?

Investor-State Tribunal of Three Private Lawyers Ignores Years of U.S. and Ecuadorian Court Rulings, Tries to Extinguish Indigenous Communities' Rights to Sue Chevron for Contamination
11 December 2013 | Eyes on Trade

The tribunal’s latest decision left one thing abundantly clear: the investor-state regime is not constrained by domestic court rulings, Constitutions, international law, or a basic sense of decency.     More »

The Truth Has No Place in Kaplan's Court

26 November 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

How on Earth could this unlikely and significant victory be so ridiculously, unethically and illegally turned on its head and evolve into the shocking display that just played out in a US Federal Court?     More »

"Most Maligned Lawyer in America" Opens Up as End of Trial Nears

25 November 2013 | Courthouse News Service

New York, NY – ​For his role in securing a roughly $9.5 billion judgment for environmental devastation in Ecuador, attorney Steven Donziger has been branded a "racketeer" by Chevron, pilloried in the press, and saddled with allegations that could sap his finances and stain his professional reputation. So, what makes him so calm, cheerful and confident that he will have the last laugh?     More »

"Welcome to America – Now Give Us Your Property or You're under Arrest!"

18 November 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

Donald Moncayo is no stranger to the foul smell and noxious contamination in Ecuador, but that wasn't enough to prepare him for the despicable treatment he would receive in a US federal court.     More »

U.S. Court Authorizes Ecuador to Use Information on Chevron

18 November 2013 | Prensa Latina

Quito, Ecuador – ​A U.S. court authorized Ecuador to use, within the international arbitration known as Chevron III, thousands of documents which the oil company intended to keep reserved, official sources said today.     More »

Through the Looking Glass in Chevron's Delusional Kangaroo Court

12 November 2013 | Eye on the Amazon

Try to imagine an Ecuadorian oil company submerging Alabama in toxic wastewater and then when the people of Alabama successfully sued the company to pay for a cleanup, a random judge in Ecuador declares the verdict invalid.     More »

Chevron Ordered to Pay Ecuador $9.51 Billion on Appeal

12 November 2013 | AFP

Quito, Ecuador – An Ecuadoran court upheld a ruling that US oil giant Chevron was liable for environmental damage in its Amazon basin region by sister company Texaco, but ordered it to pay a reduced $9.51 billion.     More »