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Chevron Agrees to Pay Huge Salary and Income Taxes of Key Witness Who Perjured Himself In Ecuador Pollution Case

12 November 2015 | The People of Ecuador V. Chevron

New York, NY – Chevron has quietly renewed its controversial contract to pay a hefty salary to its star witness in the Ecuador pollution case even after he admitted committing perjury on the stand to try to taint the $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the oil giant, according to sworn testimony recently made available to the public.     More »

Lawyers for Donziger File Evidence Showing Chevron's Star Witness Lied on the Stand During Company's RICO Case

5 November 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – Lawyers representing U.S. attorney Steven Donziger today filed sworn testimony showing Chevron's star witness Alberto Guerra admitted accepting large cash payments from the company and lying on the stand to protect the oil giant from paying a $9.5 billion environmental judgment owed to villagers in Ecuador's rainforest.     More »

Chevron's Star Witness in Retaliatory RICO Case Recants Accusations Against Ecuadorians and Their Counsel

Chevron's Star Witness in Retaliatory RICO Case Recants Accusations Against Ecuadorians and Their Counsel

Newly released transcripts reveal stunning admission under oath, leave Chevron case in shambles as communities move closer to seizing company assets in Canada
26 October 2015 | Amazon Watch

Quito, Ecuador – In a dramatic turn in the 22 year-old legal effort by Ecuadorian rainforest villagers to hold Chevron Corporation to account for massive on-going environmental contamination in the Amazon, the key witness in Chevron's counter-suit has admitted under oath to making up accusations of bribery and ghostwriting.     More »

Ecuador Villagers Ask Canada Court to Speed Up Action Seizing Chevron Assets as Pollution Battle Heats Up

22 October 2015 | UDAPT

Toronto, ON – Empowered by a new favorable Supreme Court decision, indigenous villagers from Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest have filed legal papers asking a Canadian trial court to accelerate an action to seize assets from Chevron to satisfy their $9.5 billion environmental judgment.     More »

Villagers Threaten New Lawsuit Against Chevron In U.S. Courts; Order Company to Cease Destruction of Documents

5 October 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – Indigenous villagers and their lawyers have ordered Chevron to cease the destruction of all documents related to oil contamination in Ecuador's rainforest in light of compelling new evidence the company presented false witness testimony and committed multiple legal violations in its campaign to evade a $9.5 billion environmental liability.     More »

Notre Dame Law Professor Under Scrutiny for Accepting Chevron Funds to Attack Ecuadorian Villagers

17 September 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – A Notre Dame “human rights” law professor has admitted Chevron is paying him to publicly attack Ecuadorian villagers and their lawyers who won a historic $10 billion judgment against the company in Ecuador.     More »

Chevron Facing Major New Difficulties in Ecuador Pollution Case After Losing Before Canada Supreme Court

10 September 2015 | UDAPT

After losing a critical decision before Canada's Supreme Court, Chevron must now prepare for a possible worst-case scenario in the Ecuador pollution case that could force the company to pay the full amount of the $10 billion environmental judgment and see a disruption to its business operations in a strategically important oil-producing country, according to an analysis by the legal team that won the judgment.     More »

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Against Chevron and in Favor of Ecuadorians

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Against Chevron and in Favor of Ecuadorians

4 September 2015 | Amazon Watch

The law has finally caught up with Chevron. Today's unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of Canada opens the door for Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities to enforce their$9.5 billion USD verdict against Chevron and is a major victory for human rights and corporate accountability.     More »

Canada Opens Its Doors for Collection of the Judgement Against Chevron

4 September 2015 | UDAPT

Quito, Ecuador – After eight months of waiting, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the ruling on the appeal by the Ontario Court of Appeals, which recognizes that the Canadian courts do have jurisdiction for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs to continue the homologation process of the sentence in which 30,000 indigenous and peasants won against Chevron after proving the company’s responsibility for environmental damages caused in their territories.     More »

Canada Supreme Court To Decide Friday Whether Chevron Assets Can Be Targeted by Ecuadorian Villagers

2 September 2015 | UDAPT

Ottawa, Canada – In a decision that could have important implications for human rights victims worldwide, Canada's Supreme Court on Friday will announce whether Ecuadorian villagers can proceed in Canadian courts to try to seize Chevron's assets to force the oil giant to comply with a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian environmental judgment.     More »