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Federal Judge Hits Chevron Over Ecuador Litigation Tactics

Says Oil Giant's Legal Motions Are "Spiraling Out of Control"
22 September 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A federal magistrate judge in Tennessee told Chevron yesterday that he would sharply limit any further discovery of a scientific consultant for the Amazonian communities suing for the clean-up of what is believed to be the world's worst oil-related disaster, according to court papers in the case.     More »

Chevron Faces Tens of Billions in Clean-up Costs; Potential Death Toll Put at 10,000 in Ecuador Rainforest

Top American Technical Experts Weigh In On High-Profile Damages Case
17 September 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A group of highly respected American technical and medical experts, using conservative assumptions, have concluded that it could cost Chevron up to tens of billions of dollars to clean up oil waste discharged into Ecuador's rainforest and compensate local communities for the damage it caused over the 26 years it operated a large oil concession, according to valuation assessments submitted Thursday to the Ecuador trial court.     More »

Court Orders Deposition of Chevron Contractor

Judge Says Evidence Suggests Borja Was Not "Innocent Third Party" but "Longtime Associate" Whom Chevron "Would Pay for Any Favorable Testimony"
16 September 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Ordering that a Chevron contractor be deposed to explain his involvement in the oil giant's attempts to derail a multi-billion environmental lawsuit against it in Ecuador, a federal district court judge has ruled that evidence suggests Diego Borja is a "longtime associate of Chevron's whom Chevron would pay for any favorable testimony."     More »

New Damages Assessments Due Thursday in Ecuador, but Chevron Refusing to Participate

Judge Has More than 100 Expert Reports as Oil Giant Continues to Obstruct Judicial Process
15 September 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New damages assessments from both Chevron and the Amazonian communities are due in Ecuador's court Thursday, but Chevron has indicated it likely will refuse to participate despite complaining previously it never had the opportunity to submit its own damages report.     More »

Lawsuit Targets Chevron "Dirty Tricks" Operative Over Ecuador Video Corruption Scandal

Chevron's Diego Borja Faces Deposition in U.S. Over Activities In Ecuador
14 September 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron employee Diego Borja, the oil giant's self-proclaimed "dirty tricks" operative in Ecuador, has been targeted with a subpoena and deposition demand in California where he now lives on Chevron's payroll within miles of its global headquarters, the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal reported today.     More »

Chevron Fraud in Ecuador: Response to Article

13 September 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Roger Parloff's legal analysis in Fortune is one-sided and fails to adequately capture the enormous financial risk faced by Chevron in Ecuador, even if one accepts his erroneous theory about fraud regarding an expert damage assessment.     More »

Chevron Fraud Evidence Mounts in Ecuador

Bogus Lab Tests, Threats against Plaintiffs Counsel, Ex Parte Meetings with Judge Paint Nasty Picture of Oil Giant's Litigation Tactics
13 September 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Evidence of fraud by Chevron is mounting in Ecuador, dealing the oil giant a potentially crippling blow as it faces a potential multi-billion judgment for environmental damage, representatives of the Amazonian communities asserted today. "Chevron's true complaint is not with the Ecuadorian courts, but with the evidence of its own wrongdoing"     More »

Court Filing: Chevron’s Own Audits Prove Company Lied About Massive Pollution in Ecuador

Evidence of Chevron's "Stunning Hypocrisy" and Lies to U.S. Federal Courts
31 August 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A U.S. Federal Court has been presented with two separate audits conducted at Chevron's request that show "clear and convincing evidence" that the oil giant knowingly dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste directly into the Amazon and subsequently lied to cover it up, according to a legal brief by the 30,000 Ecuadorian rainforest residents suing the company for the illegal dumping.     More »

Chevron CEO Watson Embroiled in Spy Scandal to Undermine $27 Billion Ecuador Trial

Kroll's Sam Anson Identified As Chevron Undercover Operative Running Illicit Program
17 August 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron CEO John Watson is again on the hot seat after the company's growing spy scandal in Ecuador was highlighted on a nationally-syndicated news program only weeks after he ordered that five shareholders arrested at the company's annual meeting for challenging him over the company's Ecuador contamination.     More »

Chevron Submits "Wild" Distortions of Ecuador Video to Federal Court; Conceals Evidence of Own Misconduct

Violates Federal Court Order By Sending Filings to Media
16 August 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

In an explosive legal filing, lawyers for Ecuador's Amazonian communities suing Chevron for environmental damage have submitted evidence that the oil giant is attempting to mislead a U.S. Federal Court with "wild, superficial allegations" based on "snippets" of private video outtakes from Joe Berlinger's award-winning documentary film CRUDE.     More »