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Gibson Dunn, Chevron Suffer Another Devastating Setback In $19 Billion Ecuador Case

19 November 2012 | The Chevron Pit

The U.S. law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is getting hit with a new round of hurt because of its bungling of Chevron’s Ecuador environmental case.     More »

Did President Obama & His Justice Department Extort Money From BP?

16 November 2012 | The Chevron Pit

Based on legal arguments being made in a U.S. court, Chevron would have you believe so. Chevron has accused the Ecuadorian indigenous groups and their lawyers suing the oil giant for massive oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest of extorting money from the company by applying pressure on its executives to settle.     More »

BP Held Accountable for Deaths & Oil Spill; Chevron Remains Fugitive from Justice

15 November 2012 | The Chevron Pit

Today BP got hit with four arrests for manslaughter and lying to Congress and $3 to $5 billion in federal fines for the ACCIDENTAL oil spill that resulted in 11 deaths and an estimated $40 billion plus in damages to individuals and local businesses. This news is in stark contrast to the legal battle against Chevron for massive oil contamination in Ecuador.     More »

Chevron's Latest "Defense" in Ecuador Case: Hide Assets in Subsidiaries

12 November 2012 | The Chevron Pit

After a dreadful series of legal setbacks, it sure didn't take long for Chevron to come up with a new tricked-up defense to evade the $19 billion Ecuador environmental judgment. Like Chevron's many other failed defenses in the Ecuador case, this one won't wash either.     More »

Shareholder Shocker: Chevron's Assets Frozen in Argentina

9 November 2012 | Eye on the Amazon

The internet exploded Wednesday with news that an Argentinian judge ordered seizure of Chevron's in-country assets in what could be the first of many rulings enforcing a $19 billion judgment from an Ecuadorian court.     More »

Chevron Assets Frozen in Argentina over Ecuador Case

7 November 2012 | AFP

Buenos Aires, Argentina – An Argentine judge on Wednesday froze Chevron's assets at the request of a court in Ecuador, where the oil giant was ordered to pay $19 billion for environmental damage from years of unchecked pollution in the Amazon attributed to Texaco Petroleum, which Chevron acquired in 2001.     More »

Argentine Judge Freezes Chevron Assets

7 November 2012 | Financial Times

Buenos Aires, Argentina – An Argentine judge has ordered the immediate freeze of the assets of Chevron, the US oil major, in the South American country to enforce an Ecuadorean court order awarding $19 billion in damages to Amazonian villagers over environmental contamination.     More »

Argentine Judge Embargoes Chevron Assets on Spill

7 November 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle

Buenos Aires, Argentina – An Argentine judge embargoed Chevron Corp.'s assets in Argentina to carry out an Ecuadorean court order that awarded $19 billion to plaintiffs in an environmental damage lawsuit in the Amazon.     More »

Chevron Subpoenas Google and Others for Private Email Info

The oil giant goes fishing for private data on activists, attorneys, and journalists connected to its famous Ecuador lawsuit
3 November 2012 | Mother Jones

Most of the dozens of targets of Chevron's massive "fishing expedition" are not directly tied to the original lawsuit against the company or its current legal claims; they include the plantiff attorney's summer intern who only worked on the case briefly in 2007, a writer who worked for a non-profit on behalf of the affected Amazon communities, and an environmental activist in Ecuador who fears that Chevron could use information about his whereabouts to intimidate or harass him or pass it along to third parties "that could do the same or worse."     More »

Not Chump Change: $2 Billion in Chevron Assets Likely Frozen in Argentina Soon

2 November 2012 | The Chevron Pit

The Ecuadorians who recently won a $19 billion judgment against Chevron for oil contamination in the Amazon rainforest have filed a lawsuit in Argentina, asking a court to freeze $2 billion in Chevron's Argentina assets as partial payment for the judgment.     More »