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Ecuadorian Plaintiffs Vow to Pursue Justice Following Canadian Court Ruling as Chevron Fights to Avoid $19 Billion Judgment

Legitimacy of Ecuadorian Judgment Not Affected
1 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A provincial judge in Canada today ruled that although there was appropriate jurisdiction there for a suit to attach Chevron's assets in Canada to satisfy a $19 billion court judgment against the oil giant in Ecuador, he would stay the case because it was unclear that Chevron's had assets there that could be attached.     More »

Chevron Offered Suitcase Full of Cash to Former Ecuador Judge Guerra in Exchange for Testimony

1 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York – An American lawyer working for Chevron brought a suitcase full of cash to a meeting with a former Ecuador judge to coax favorable testimony to help the oil giant evade its $19 billion Ecuador judgment.     More »

Maria Aguinda's 20-Year Fight for Justice Continues as Chevron Refuses to Pay $19 Billion Judgment from Ecuador’s Courts

26 April 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Cambridge, MA – The 20-year fight by residents of Ecuador's Amazonian rain forest to make Chevron pay to clean up the contamination and polluted streams it left behind has made civil society stronger and Ecuador's courts better prepared to deal with similar cases in the future.     More »

In Chevron Case, Stratus' Truth-Telling Loses Out to Oil Company Money

12 April 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

The decision by the environmental consulting firm Stratus to settle its legal dispute with Chevron and to criticize lawyers for the affected people in Ecuador represents a triumph of money and power over justice.     More »

In Shift, Chevron Drops Key Legal Claim and Now Concedes Pollution Does Exist In Ecuador

19 February 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – In a significant tactical retreat that likely will hurt its efforts to resist international enforcement actions, Chevron has told a New York judge that it is withdrawing its claim that the $19 billion Ecuador judgment was the result of "sham" and "objectively baseless" litigation and is in effect conceding that there is evidence that the company caused pollution in the country.     More »

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Deals Chevron Another Setback in $19 Billion Ecuador Case

15 February 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New Orleans, LA – A U.S. federal appellate court dealt Chevron another setback in its $19 billion Ecuador case by ordering the oil giant to turn over key discovery documents relating to an American technical expert accused by the plaintiffs of committing fraud on the Ecuador court.     More »

Three U.S. Citizens Exposed As Part of Chevron Espionage Ring In Ecuador, Say Reports

11 February 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – In a front-page expose, a leading newspaper in Ecuador has published the names of three U.S. citizens accused of carrying out a corporate espionage campaign for Chevron and its lead U.S. law firm that is designed to intimidate judges and subvert the $19 billion environmental judgment against the company.     More »

Chevron CEO Watson Again Keeps Analysts & Shareholders in the Dark Over $19 Billion Ecuador Liability

2 February 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Ramon, CA. – Chevron CEO John Watson continued his well-established pattern of misleading securities analysts and investors with a series of obfuscations and omissions when pressed on the "global theatre of operations" threatening the oil giant from its $19 billion Ecuador judgment during the company's 4th quarter earnings call.     More »

Chevron's New Ecuador Witness Linked to Drug Traffickers and Bribery Attempt

30 January 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron's latest paid witness in the historic $19 billion Ecuador environmental case, disgraced former judge Alberto Guerra, has a long history of corruption and was dismissed from the bench in 2008 for his ties to drug traffickers.     More »

Chevron Paying at Least $326,000 Bribe to Ecuadorian Judge for False Testimony

28 January 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – In press statements, Chevron has admitted it will pay at least $326,000 to a former disgraced Ecuador judge for false testimony designed to help the oil giant evade a $19 billion judgment against the company for the world's worst oil contamination.     More »