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On Eve of Trial, Kaplan Further Restricts Rights of Donziger and Ecuadorians

11 October 2013 | Gowen Group Law Office

New York, NY – Judge Lewis A. Kaplan has finalized ground rules for Chevron’s RICO case that will allow him to limit the most important witnesses from testifying in open court and would bar New York attorney Steven Donziger from presenting the extensive evidence of Chevron’s pollution and corrupt activities in Ecuador.     More »

Donziger Files Motion for New Attorneys to Represent Him at Upcoming Trial

8 October 2013 | Gowen Group Law Office

New York, NY – Steven R. Donziger filed a motion today asking U.S. federal Judge Lewis A. Kaplan to allow him to be represented by two prominent lawyers in a bench trial involving Chevron’s racketeering case over an Ecuador environmental judgment.     More »

Chevron Launches New Effort to Deny Ecuadorians and Donziger a Fair Trial in RICO Case

3 October 2013 | Gowen Group Law Office

New York, NY – Chevron is now trying to bar any and all evidence of environmental contamination in Ecuador from its RICO case as part of a strategy to deny rainforest villagers and their New York attorney Steven Donziger a fair trial.     More »

Chevron Tried to Bribe Ecuador Judge with $1 Million Payment on Eve of RICO Trial

Terminating Sanctions Sought Against Oil Giant for Corrupting U.S. Proceedings
13 September 2013 | Gowen Group Law Office

New York, NY – In a move that could end Chevron’s RICO trial before it starts, Ecuadorian villagers and their lawyer have turned over proof to a U.S. court that the oil giant has engaged in a "pattern of misconduct and corruption" by offering illicit payments and outright bribes to secure favorable testimony.     More »

Bombshell Retreat: Chevron Seeks to Drop $60 Billion in Damages In Ecuador Case

Pleads With U.S. Court To Block Airing of Its Ecuador Abuses Before a Jury; Wants Secret Proceedings
10 September 2013 | Gowen Group Law Office

New York, NY – In a clear 11th-hour retreat that suggests it does not believe its own allegations, Chevron has taken the extraordinary step of pleading with a U.S. judge to block a jury from deciding its retaliatory "fraud" and RICO claims against Ecuadorian villagers and their U.S. lawyer.     More »

Appeals Court to Consider Removing Key U.S. Judge in Chevron Ecuador Case

29 August 2013 | Gowen Group Law Office

Washington, DC – A New York appellate court has said it will consider a petition to reassign federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan from an Ecuador environmental case that resulted in a $19 billion judgment against Chevron.     More »

Ecuadorian Victims Secure Rights to $96 Million to Compensate Them in Chevron Oil Disaster

2 July 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – The plaintiffs in a successful suit against the giant oil company Chevron for contaminating the land and water supplies of 30,000 residents of Ecuador's Amazon region have secured the right to collect $96 million owed to Chevron in Ecuador.     More »

Nobel Laureate Human Rights Leader Denounces Court Decision Favoring Chevron in Argentina

10 June 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

 Argentina's Nobel Prize-winning human rights figure Adolfo Pérez Esquivel today accused that country's Supreme Court of betraying the interests of Argentine and other Latin Americans last week with its decision freeing the global oil company Chevron from an embargo aimed at compensating victims of oil and chemical spills in the Amazon region of Ecuador.     More »

Reaction of Ecuadorian Plaintiffs in Chevron Case to Ruling in Argentina

5 June 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

We have had a temporary setback in Argentina. Their Supreme Court ruled last night, in essence, that the embargo there was premature because the subsidiaries of Chevron in Argentina were not heard in the action in Ecuador that held that the subsidiaries were subject to the embargo, and thus were denied due process.       More »

Federal Judge Asked to Stay Case over $19b Ecuador Judgment

4 June 2013 | Donziger and Associates

New York, NY – A New York federal judge long accused of bias against Ecuadorian rainforest residents over a $19B pollution case is continuing to allow Chevron to "systematically harass" two victims of its toxic pollution and their long-time New York lawyer.     More »