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Here Are Five Reasons Why 2016 Could Spell Disaster for Chevron's Ecuador Strategy

5 January 2016 | The Chevron Pit

The year 2016 is shaping up to be particularly dreadful for Chevron in the Ecuador pollution case despite massive expenditures by the company -- estimated to be $2 billion and rising -- to pay dozens of law firms to try to derail the litigation.     More »

Market Manipulation? Chevron General Counsel Pate Has Some Explaining to Do to the SEC

21 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Poor R. Hewitt Pate. The forum shopping foray by Chevron's General Counsel in Gibraltar to evade the company's $10 billion Ecuador liability seems to have backfired. We understand the desperation: largely under Pate's watch Chevron has spent an estimated $2 billion on 2,000 lawyers and 60 law firms in a largely futile attempt to fend off impoverished villagers who after 11 years of litigation won a historic environmental judgment against the company.     More »

The Real Facts About Gibraltar: Chevron's Lies Boosted by Paul Barrett of Businessweek

17 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Chevron's illusory $28 million judgment for legal fees against an empty shell investment vehicle owned by Ecuadorian villagers in the tiny protectorate of Gibraltar is worthless -- despite the attempt by Bloomberg's Paul Barrett to build it up with his incomplete and dishonest reporting.     More »

Media Outlets: Chevron Polluted the Crap Out of Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest

16 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

We have long known that three layers of courts and eight appellate judges in Ecuador unanimously confirmed Chevron's responsibility for causing the extensive oil pollution found in the affected area. Less known is the array of respected journalists who independently have confirmed the evidence against Chevron by observing the damage with the naked eye.     More »

Chevron Enlists Convicted Felon Conrad Black to Help Its Defense in Canada

1 December 2015 | The Chevron Pit

With evidence against it in the Ecuador pollution case mounting, Chevron has turned to none other than convicted felon and former media titan Conrad Black to help it try to block indigenous villagers from enforcing their environmental judgment in Canada.     More »

Chevron Concedes Errors in Crucial Witness Testimony

1 December 2015 | Courthouse News

"Although Chevron now euphemistically acknowledges that Guerra 'misspoke' during that testimony, Chevron's primary response appears to be that his lengthy history of admitted lies is not a new development because Guerra is a known liar."     More »

Chevron Paying Income Taxes and Salary of Corrupt Witness Who Committed Perjury in Ecuador Case

16 November 2015 | The Chevron Pit

Without public disclosure, Chevron has re-upped its contract to pay $144,000 annually to former Ecuadorian judge Alberto Guerra after he admitted perjuring himself in a federal court during the company's RICO trial. The perjury happened after Chevron lawyers at the outside law firm Gibson Dunn coached Guerra on his false testimony for 53 consecutive days.     More »

Chevron's Polluted House of Cards Is Finallly Collapsing

9 November 2015 | KPFT Houston

Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch was interviewed on KPFT Houston's program The Monitor about Chevron's environmental crimes in Ecuador. The interview details how Chevron's entire retaliatory RICO case fell apart with the admission that the company's star witness committed perjury and fabricated his story of a bribe and ghostwritten verdict to get a payoff from Chevron.     More »

This Epic Environmental Lawsuit Just Got a Bit More Complicated

6 November 2015 | VICE News

During the tribunal, Chevron's key witness admitted that there is no evidence to corroborate allegations that he received bribes or that he acted as a ghostwriter in the judgment against Chevron. He also conceded, in cross-examination, that elements of his sworn testimony were exaggerated and, in other cases, simply false.     More »

Shaky Chevron Witness Assailed in New Brief

5 November 2015 | Courthouse News

A lawyer whom Chevron has labeled a racketeer asked the Second Circuit today to consider revelations from an international tribunal in which the oil giant's key witness admits to giving false testimony in U.S. federal court.     More »