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How Chevron Might Have a Lawsuit Against Its Own Law Firm for Blowing the RICO Case

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 »

Chevron's Own Lawyers Jeopardize Fate of Chevron-Ecuador RICO Lawsuit

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 »

Catch-22 Could Ensnare Chevron Lawyers Fighting Ecuador Verdict

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 »

Chevron's Now Going After Political Cartoonists

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 »

Chevron Cries: "Please Your Honor, Make the Cartoons Stop!"

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 »

Christie Defense Lawyer Randy Mastro Has Ethical Problems of His Own

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 »

Ecuador Wins Discovery Battle Against Chevron

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 »

Donziger's New Appellate Team Comes Out Firing; Asks for Nullification of RICO Case

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 »

Since When Did Lobbying and PR Become Extortion?

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 »

Lawyer Fighting Chevron Hires a Heavy for Appeal

24 January 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

"I could not be more proud to be representing Steven Donziger as his lead appellate counsel," said Mr. Gupta, in a statement. "For anyone who cares about the rule of law, Chevron's retaliatory RICO action should be deeply troubling."     More »