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Ecuadorians Hit Chevron With $18 Billion Enforcement Action In Canada

30 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Toronto, Ontario – Villagers from Ecuador's rainforest today filed a lawsuit in Canada as the first step in forcing the company to comply with an $18 billion court judgment rendered in Ecuador and imposed to permit the clean-up of what experts believe is the largest oil disaster on the planet.     More »

Shareholders Reprimand Chevron CEO Watson at Annual Meeting Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability

28 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Ramon, CA – Chevron CEO John Watson today suffered a stunning reprimand during a tense annual meeting when shareholders voted in massive numbers to support resolutions citing his failure to properly manage the company's $18 billion adverse judgment in Ecuador.     More »

40 Institutional Investors Demand Chevron Settle Ecuador Environmental Case

28 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Only days before its annual shareholder meeting, forty Chevron investors with $580 billion in assets under management have demanded the oil giant settle the $18 billion environmental lawsuit brought by impoverished indigenous groups in the Ecuadorian rainforest almost two decades ago.     More »

New York State Pension Fund Renews Call for Chevron to Resolve Ecuador Lawsuit

25 May 2012 | New York State Comptroller

New York, NY – New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli joined with 39 other investors from the United States, Canada and Europe, with a combined total of $580 billion in assets under management, to call on Chevron to settle its two-decade-long legal battle with indigenous populations in the Amazon rainforest.     More »

Chevron CEO Faces Growing Anger From Shareholders Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability

23 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – An epic showdown between angry Chevron shareholders and notoriously short-tempered CEO John Watson over the company's $18 billion Ecuador liability is brewing just days before the company's annual meeting next week.     More »

Chevron Faces "Irreparable Damage" Because of $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment, Says New Financial Analysis

14 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A new financial analysis has found that Chevron's $18 billion Ecuador environmental liability poses a threat of "irreparable damage" to the oil major's global operations if the plaintiffs make good on their promise to launch legal actions to enforce the judgment in countries where Chevron has billions of dollars in assets.     More »

Shareholders Slam Chevron With Request for SEC Investigation Over Ecuador Judgment

14 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron now faces another headache over its $18 billion Ecuador judgments – this time from some of its own investors.     More »

Chevron Suffers Major Legal Setback as U.S. Court Throws Out Fraud Claims, Rejects Motion to Attach Assets

14 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron suffered two new legal setbacks today when a U.S. federal judge who usually favors the company rejected its attempt to attach the assets of the Ecuadorians and separately tossed out two fraud-related claims against an American lawyer.     More »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Confirmed Chevron's Ecuador Pollution in Powerful Essay

Saw Scenes That Looked Like "War" During Trip to Remote Region of Amazon in Early 1990s
7 May 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – In 1990, noted environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was one of the first outsiders to travel to a remote area of Ecuador's Amazon to assess what at the time was considered one of the worst oil disasters on the planet.     More »

Only In America: Chevron Lawyer Receives $7.8 Million For Losing $18 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit

24 April 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron's Board of Directors recently awarded its General Counsel R. Hewitt Pate a 75% raise – bringing his 2011 salary to a whopping $7.8 million – for losing the landmark $18 billion environmental lawsuit in Ecuador.     More »