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Chevron Violates Canada Supreme Court Order By Trying to "Derail" Ecuador Pollution Judgment, Lawyer Says

27 January 2016 | UDAPT

Toronto, Canada – Chevron is under fire in Canada for violating a unanimous order of the country's Supreme Court that Ecuadorian rainforest villagers be allowed to try to seize the oil giant's assets to force it to comply with a $10 billion pollution judgment in their home country, according to the latest legal motion filed in the action.     More »

Braving Death Threats, Ecuadorian Villagers Ask U.N. to Block Chevron From Attacking Human Rights Defenders Who Obtained Historic Judgment

21 January 2016 | Amazon Watch

Geneva, Switzerland – Ecuadorian indigenous villagers who braved death threats in their battle with Chevron have teamed up with a leading international organization to demand that the United Nations block the oil giant from continuing an intimidation campaign targeting the human rights advocates who obtained a legally-binding $10 billion environmental pollution judgment against the company.     More »

In 2016, Chevron Faces Potential "Litigation Catastrophe" Over Ecuador Pollution Liability

4 January 2016 | UDAPT

New York, NY – In 2016, Chevron faces a potential litigation catastrophe over its $10 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" pollution liability as rainforest villagers step up efforts to force company assets into receivership to pay for a court-ordered clean-up of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related environmental disasters in history.     More »

Chevron General Counsel Hew Pate Misleads Financial Markets Over Default Judgment In Ecuador Pollution Case

18 December 2015 | UDAPT

New York, NY – Hit hard by a series of courtroom setbacks related to its $10 billion Ecuador pollution liability, Chevron's top lawyer R. Hewitt Pate is again misleading the financial markets by falsely claiming that a small default judgment the company obtained in the tiny protectorate of Gibraltar is a major victory against indigenous villagers, according to representatives of the rainforest communities.     More »

Chevron Using Convicted Felons to Try To Block $9.5 Billion Ecuador Pollution Judgment

7 December 2015 | UDAPT

Toronto, Ontario – With evidence against it in the Ecuador pollution case mounting, Chevron has turned to yet another convicted felon -- former Canadian media titan Conrad Black -- to help it try to block indigenous villagers from enforcing their $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Canada.     More »

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 »