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Chevron Suffers New Setback In $18 Billion Ecuador Legal Case

U.S. Federal Judge Denies Company's Motion to Attach Assets
6 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron has lost yet another legal round over its increasingly furious effort to evade paying an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador for causing environmental damage in the Amazon rainforest, according to a decision released by a U.S. federal judge today.     More »

Devastating Evidence of Chevron Destruction Undergirds $18 Billion Ecuador Appellate Decision

Communities Release Document Summarizing Wide Body of Scientific Evidence
5 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Ecuador's courts relied on a wide body of devastating scientific and documentary evidence.     More »

Ecuador Appellate Judges Outraged by Chevron's Abuse of Judicial Process

In Meticulous Review, Panel Finds Ample Evidence to Support $18 Billion Judgment Against Oil Giant
4 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – Members of the appellate panel in Ecuador that affirmed the $18 billion judgment against Chevron for contaminating the Amazon rainforest were clearly outraged at the oil giant's abuse of the judicial process.     More »

Chevron Guilty Verdict Upheld by Ecuador Appellate Court

$18 Billion Decision in Landmark Contamination Case Further Vindication for Thousands of Rainforest Residents
4 January 2012 | Amazon Watch, RAN

San Francisco, CA – Yesterday, an Ecuadorian appellate court upheld a historic $18 billion award against Chevron for the company's deliberate contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon.     More »

Ecuador Appellate Court Confirms $18 Billion Judgment Against Chevron In Ecuador

Rainforest Communities Issue Statement Condemning Chevron's Greed and Criminal Misconduct in South American Country
3 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Lago Agrio plaintiffs: "The decision by an independent appellate court is yet further confirmation of Chevron's extraordinary greed and criminal misconduct in Ecuador."     More »

Chevron Fraud Scandal In Ecuador Implicates Rice University Professor

Dr. Pedro J. Alvarez Asked to Disavow Report Submitted In $18 Billion Environmental Case In Ecuador
3 January 2012 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A prominent environmental engineering professor at Rice University has been implicated in a fraud scandal in Ecuador's courts after submitting a report defending Chevron that appears to be the product of fabricated evidence, say lawyers for the plaintiffs.     More »

Chevron Used Two Prominent U.S. Professors to Defraud Ecuador Court, Documents Reveal

Smoking Gun Evidence that Company Duped Its Own Paid Experts to Hide Presence of Cancer-causing toxins at Chevron Well Sites
29 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Even though it lost the historic $18 billion trial in Ecuador, Chevron continues to defraud Ecuador's appellate courts by refusing to disclose that it altered a key document to induce two U.S. academic "experts" to endorse fake testing methods to hide the presence of massive quantities of cancer-causing toxins at the company's former well sites in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, according to new documents released under federal court order.     More »

Chevron's $1 Billion Bribe Offer to Quash Legal Case Rocks Ecuador

Company Officials Not Denying That It Tried To Sabotage Historic Environmental Litigation
23 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Chevron is remaining silent in the face of mounting evidence that the company tried to bribe Ecuador's government to quash an $18 billion environmental judgment and that a Chevron official ordered the destruction of documents as part of a broad scheme to duck responsibility for causing extensive pollution in the Amazon rainforest, according to documents and news reports.     More »

Ivonne Baki Tried to Help Chevron Bribe Ecuador's Government to Thwart $18 Billion Environmental Case, Court Documents Suggest

Chevron Admits In Legal Papers That It Used Baki Repeatedly As Part of Its Lobbying Effort To Destroy Lawsuit
22 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Ivonne Baki, an Ecuadorian government official in charge of one of the world's most celebrated environmental initiatives, has had numerous contacts with Chevron's U.S.-based lawyers to assist the oil giant's illegal attempts to thwart a historic environmental case in Ecuador where Chevron was found liable for $18 billion in damages, according to Chevron's legal filings in a U.S. federal court case and sources within Ecuador's government.     More »

Chevron Used Secret Lab to Hide Dirty Soil Samples from Ecuador Court, Say Company Documents

Oil Giant Also Duped Its Own Paid Experts To Give False Testimony About Deceptive Sampling
20 December 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – In an ever more stunning expose of Chevron's fraud before the Ecuador court, a U.S. federal judge has ordered the disclosure of documents that demonstrate Chevron used a secret lab in the United States to hide the existence of dirty soil samples taken from the company's contaminated former well sites in the Amazon.     More »