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Human Rights Organizations File Amicus Brief Opposing Chevron RICO Decision

Ruling poses serious threat to free speech and democracy
15 July 2014 | Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA – Chevron and U.S. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan have acted to trample the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens who dare to speak out against human rights abuses, environmental destruction and corporate misdeeds, according to human rights and environmental organizations Amnesty International, Amazon Watch, Friends of the Earth and the Rainforest Action Network, among others.     More »

Law Scholars from 11 Countries Urge Reversal of Chevron RICO Decision, Saying Judge Kaplan Violated International Law

Support for Villagers Increasing as Human Rights and Environmental Groups Also Urge Reversal of Controversial Decision
11 July 2014 | Donziger and Associates

New York, NY – Thirty-six international law scholars from 11 countries have joined numerous civil society organizations and the government of Ecuador in asking a New York appeals court to overturn what they call a second unlawful attempt by federal trial judge Lewis A. Kaplan to "dictate" to the world's courts that they should block enforcement of the $9.5 billion Ecuador environmental judgment against Chevron.     More »

Donziger Appeal: Judge Kaplan Allowed Corrupt Witness Testimony, Violated International Law and Stretched RICO Past "Breaking Point"

8 July 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – U.S. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan stretched the RICO statute beyond its "breaking point," committed reversible error by accepting corrupt witness testimony, disregarded the overwhelming scientific evidence of Chevron's contamination in Ecuador, and unlawfully interfered with a final decision from another nation's Supreme Court when he imposed an injunction in favor of the oil company in a two-decade dispute with rainforest villagers over widespread oil contamination.     More »

New Study Confirms Chevron Caused "Widespread" Pollution and Health Problems in Ecuador, Validating Historic Court Judgement

Company also hid dirty samples from Court; New boost to villagers as they seek Chevron assets
18 June 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – A new report prepared by a team of prominent American scientists after the end of the Lago Agrio trial found that Chevron caused "widespread" toxic contamination to indigenous ancestral lands in Ecuador's rainforest that persists to this day, directly contradicting the company's defense in the Ecuador environmental litigation and providing a new boost to efforts by villagers to seize Chevron's assets abroad.     More »

Amazon Communities Nullify Patton Boggs Fee in Ecuador Pollution Case

13 June 2014 | Gowen Group Law Office

Quito, Ecuador – Leaders of the Ecuadorian rainforest communities who won a $9.5 billion environmental judgment against Chevron have terminated a fee award to the American law firm Patton Boggs because it prejudiced its former clients and agreed to turn over confidential client information to the oil company.     More »

Open Letter from Texaco's Victims to Chevron's Shareholders

28 May 2014 | UDAPT

Human being to human being, we request you to distance yourselves from the unfortunate decisions of Mr. Watson. He has steered your company into world-wide #AntiChevron waters, and you do not need to share his responsibility in this.     More »

Ecuador Villagers Seek to Block Patton Boggs Settlement Due to "Flagrant" Ethical Violations

22 May 2014 | Hinton Communications

Quito, Ecuador – Ecuadorian villagers are demanding that a U.S. federal court block the settlement between the Patton Boggs law firm and Chevron on the grounds that it contains "flagrant" ethical violations that impose severe prejudice on the indigenous rainforest communities that won a historic environmental judgment against the oil giant.     More »

Chevron Management Hit with Protests on Five Continents over Environmental Abuses

"Global Day of Action" Asks Consumers and Governments to Reject Chevron Products
21 May 2014 | Amazon Watch

Richmond, CA – In a global protest event spanning five continents, several communities affected by Chevron's sloppy operational practices call on consumers and governments to not do business with oil giant until the company's management team cleans up its act and implements new policies to better protect the environment.     More »

Chevron Tests Revealed Illegal Levels of Toxins

Fake cleanup misled villagers who built homes on polluted sites
12 May 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – Contamination tests, taken by Chevron during an Ecuador trial, revealed illegal levels of toxins, some carcinogenic, in the soil and water of the Ecuadorian rainforest.     More »

Under Fire from Critics, Chevron CEO Quietly Moves Annual Shareholder Meeting to Remote Town in Texas

28 April 2014 | Gowen Group Law Office

San Francisco, CA – Under fire from shareholders and rainforest villagers over a $9.5 billion court judgment, Chevron CEO John Watson has made elaborate plans to move his annual meeting to a remote Texas town in the heart of oil country as a way to avoid his critics.     More »