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Ecuador Government Criticizes U.S. Judge for Comments about Country's Court System

In Legal Brief, Government Urges Appeals Court to Dissolve Injunction over $18 Billion Chevron Judgment
20 June 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Ecuador's government has taken the extraordinary step of asking a U.S. appeals court to rein in New York judge Lewis A. Kaplan for his "belittlement" of their country's court system and for mocking the Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities who recently won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron, according to legal papers filed recently in New York.     Read more...

International Law Scholars Say Attempt by U.S. Judge to Block $18 Billion Court Judgment Against Chevron "Unlawful" and "Futile"

Scholars Ask Appellate Court to Dissolve Order of Judge Lewis A. Kaplan
13 June 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A group of 16 international law scholars have asked a federal appeals court in New York to overturn what they say is a U.S. trial court's "futile" and unlawful injunction that purports to prohibit foreign citizens from Ecuador from collecting an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in courts around the world.     Read more...

U.S. Federal Judge Insults Ecuadorian Indigenous Plaintiffs Who Won $18 Billion Judgment Against Chevron

Legal Papers Ask for Removal of Lewis A. Kaplan Due to Inappropriate Comments, Apparent Bias Against Historic Lawsuit
7 June 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A U.S. federal judge in New York is questioning whether the Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs who for almost two decades have battled Chevron in one of the world's largest environmental litigations even exist, according to a legal brief asking an appellate panel to order the judge off a case involving the Ecuadorians because of his apparent bias against their lawsuit.     Read more...

Chevron Issues New Discovery Requests in Six Federal Courts to Deplete Funds of Ecuadorian Plaintiffs, Lawyers Say

Even Interns Working on Historic Lawsuit Receive Oil Giant's Subpoenas
4 June 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron is renewing its strategy to deplete the modest financial resources of the Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs who won an $18 billion judgment against the company by issuing discovery requests in six federal courts seeking thousands of documents.     Read more...

Chevron CEO Misled Shareholders at Annual Meeting with Corporate Video

Narrator Repeated False Statements in Cynical Bid to Blunt SEC Probe & Investor Outrage
1 June 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – A corporate video shown by Chevron CEO John Watson at last week's annual meeting was an attempt to mislead shareholders about the company's $18 billion Ecuador liability in the wake of a potential SEC probe, representatives of Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities said Tuesday.     Read more...

Investors Ask SEC to Probe Chevron Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability

Annual Meeting Dominated by Issues Relating to Ecuador Environmental Catastrophe
26 May 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

San Ramon, CA – With an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador hanging around its neck, Chevron's management now faces the unpleasant prospect of an SEC probe and a growing revolt among large shareholders upset with the company's failure to contain the risk related to the historic environmental lawsuit.     Read more...

$18 Billion Ecuadorian Lawsuit Dominates Chevron Shareholder Meeting

Chevron confronted with mismanaged multibillion-dollar liability; Major institutional shareholders urge settlement
25 May 2011 | Amazon Watch

San Ramon, CA – At the company's Annual General Meeting of shareholders today, Chevron management and Board of Directors came under fire for their handling of the massive $18 billion environmental disaster in the Ecuadorian Amazon.     Read more...

Ecuador Indigenous Leaders Issue Plea for Americans to Help In Battle Against Chevron's Toxic Dumping

In Open Letter, Ecuadorians Ask Americans To Demand That Chevron Clean Contamination Dumped in Rainforest
23 May 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – The indigenous and farmer communities of Ecuador have released an open letter to the American people calling on them to help in the historic battle to force Chevron to clean up the toxic mess the oil giant left their country's Amazon rainforest, considered by many to be the worst oil-related disaster on earth.     Read more...

Report Finds Chevron Downplaying Shareholder Risk and Liability from $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment

11 May 2011 | Amazon Watch, RAN

San Francisco, CA – Two weeks before Chevron's Annual General Shareholders meeting, a report released today finds that Chevron's multi-billion liability in Ecuador poses serious financial and operational risk to the company and its shareholders.      Read more...

To Avoid a Jury Trial, Chevron Now Wants to Remove Donziger and Lawyer John Keker from RICO Case

Oil Giant Clearly Scared of Jury Trial That Could Create Additional Liability, Plaintiffs Say
21 April 2011 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – To avoid a jury trial, Chevron has filed papers seeking to remove Steven Donziger and John Keker out of the first phase of a racketeering case in New York that the oil giant filed in February to try to escape paying an $18 billion judgment.     Read more...