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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 »

Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

An "anti-public service" message from Donny Rico
21 January 2014 | Eye on the Amazon

Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut.     More »