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Chevron Maneuvering to Block Ecuadorian Villagers from Enforcing $9.5 Billion Judgment in Canadian Courts

10 December 2014 | Hinton Communications

Ottawa, Canada – Trying to make good on its promise of a "lifetime of litigation" to avoid paying for a clean-up of Ecuador's rainforest, Chevron will ask the Supreme Court of Canada this week to create a new jurisdictional hurdle that likely would close off the country's courts to indigenous communities seeking to enforce their $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the company.     More »

Chevron Trying to Suppress Expert Report that Undermines Company's Star Witness in Ecuador Pollution Trial

4 December 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – As its much-vaunted racketeering verdict over a $9.5 billion Ecuador liability faces likely reversal, Chevron is now trying to suppress a new expert report that appears to provide yet more evidence that the oil giant's star witness was corrupt and lied to the U.S. judge who presided over the racketeering case.     More »

Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos

19 November 2014 | Berne Declaration

After 15 years of the Public Eye, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland are taking stock and, in their farewell to Davos and the WEF, will present a final award to one company for its lifetime achievements in corporate irresponsibility.     More »

Law Scholar Criticizes U.S. Judge Kaplan for Using "Judicial Slander" to Undermine Ecuador Pollution Case

10 November 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – A prominent U.S. law scholar is criticizing a federal judge and Chevron for using tainted witness testimony and "international judicial slander" to illegally undermine efforts by Ecuadorian rainforest villagers to collect a $9.5 billion environmental judgment needed to clean up the extensive contamination of their ancestral lands.     More »

Ecuadorian Villagers Urge U.S. State Department Official to Demand Chevron Pay $9.5 Billion Pollution Judgment

High-level Diplomat Roberta Jacobson Told Not to Lobby for Chevron During Visit to Quito to Meet Government Officials
4 November 2014 | Hinton Communications

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest indigenous groups are urging a top-level official from the U.S. State Department to demand Chevron abide by the rule of law and pay its $9.5 billion Ecuador pollution liability when she makes a surprise visit to the Andean nation's capital this week.     More »

U.S. Judge Kaplan Held Investments In Chevron When He Ruled for Company in Ecuador Pollution Dispute

Donziger Calls On Judge to Review Investments and Make Full Disclosure of All Ties to Oil Company
29 October 2014 | Amazon Watch

New York, NY – The U.S. federal judge who ruled in favor of Chevron in the company's campaign to block collection of its $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador held investments in the oil company at the time of his decision, documents reveal.     More »

Rainforest Communities Seek Criminal Investigation of Chevron CEO Watson Before International Court

23 October 2014 | Amazon Watch

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest communities in Ecuador today requested that an international court open a criminal investigation of Chevron CEO John Watson and other high-level officers of the company over their role in violating international humanitarian law by obstructing a court-mandated clean-up of toxic contamination in the Amazon, putting thousands of lives at risk.     More »

Women Criticize NOW for Taking Money from Chevron in Ecuador Pollution Case

Call for Full Disclosure by NOW's Legal Group of All Chevron "Donations"
17 October 2014 | Hinton Communications

New York, NY – The legal arm of the National Organization for Woman is under attack from rainforest indigenous villagers and their allies for accepting a large donation from Chevron and then filing a legal brief in favor of the oil company in its campaign to evade an Ecuador court judgment ordering it to clean up extensive oil contamination in the Amazon.     More »

Indigenous Villagers Plan to Seize Chevron's $106 Million Arbitral Award In Ecuador

30 September 2014 | Hinton Communications

Quito, Ecuador – In what could be a huge boost to their campaign to force Chevron to comply with a $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador, rainforest villagers plan to enforce a court order directing them to take possession of a $106 million arbitral award won recently by the oil giant from Ecuador's government.     More »

Random House and BusinessWeek's Paul Barrett Receive Defamation Notice over Chevron Pollution Case

18 September 2014 | Donziger and Associates

New York, NY – Random House and BusinessWeek reporter Paul M. Barrett face a potential defamation claim over a pro-Chevron book about an environmental litigation in Ecuador that is riddled with errors, fictional scenes and defamatory assertions.     More »