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Three Chevron Lawyers Sanctioned For Obstructing Ecuador Environmental Trial

Facing $113 Billion in Potential Damages, Chevron Lawyers Seek Any Opportunity to Delay
29 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – A trial court has sanctioned and fined three Chevron lawyers for obstructing the trial where Chevron faces a multi-billion dollar judgment for the deliberate dumping of 18 billion gallons of toxic waste, according to court papers made available today.     Read more...

Chevron Sting Operative Faces Deposition Under Federal Court Order

Judge Orders Wayne Hansen Deposed, Documents Turned Over as Scandal Tainting Oil Giant Widens
26 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Fresno, CA – A federal court in California has ordered the deposition of Chevron sting operative Wayne Hansen, the convicted drug trafficker who in 2009 engaged in a "dirty tricks" operation for the oil giant in Ecuador that tried to undermine a trial judge, according to court papers.     Read more...

Ecuador Bishop Criticizes Chevron for Its Role in World's Largest Oil-Related Catastrophe

Seeks Assistance of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops As Humanitarian Crisis Worsens
20 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Lago Agrio, Ecuador – In another blow to Chevron's image, a prominent Bishop who lives in the area of Ecuador where Chevron is embroiled in a multi-billion environmental lawsuit, has strongly criticized the oil giant for harming local residents with toxic contamination, it was learned today.     Read more...

Radical Chevron Ad Campaign Highlights Industry Problems

By honestly featuring oil industry problems, Chevron "We Agree" campaign scores ad industry first
18 October 2010 | Chevron (The Yes Men)

San Ramon, CA – Chevron Corp. announced a new global advertising campaign this week aimed at showing Chevron as a "real people" corporation, and admitting to abuses that companies usually try to hide.     Read more...

Chevron's Misleading Ad Campaign Ignores Toxic Legacy in Ecuador Rainforest

New Video Provides Devastating Proof of Chevron Toxic Pits in Ecuador
18 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Washington, DC – Chevron's abandonment of hundreds of toxic waste pits in Ecuador is being highlighted in a new video by the environmental group Amazon Watch as leaders of indigenous groups from that country blasted the oil giant for launching a misleading advertising campaign designed to cover up its massive environmental liabilities.     Read more...

Chevron's Ecuador Cancer Problem: 10,000 People at Risk of Contracting Disease in Coming Decades, Says Expert

Oil Giant Faces Up to $69 Billion in Liability for Potential Cancer Deaths
14 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Quito, Ecuador – Almost 10,000 people in Ecuador face a significant risk of contracting cancer in the coming decades due to Chevron's refusal to clean up the billions of gallons of oil waste it dumped into the rain forest, a leading American expert has reported to the Ecuador court where Chevron is a defendant in a multi-billion dollar environmental trial.     Read more...

Chevron's Lead Ecuador Expert Suffers Major Blow to Credibility in U.S. Trial, Court Documents Say

Chevron Hit With $19 Million Judgment After Jury Rejects John Connor's Testimony
12 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – John Connor, Chevron's lead American expert in its multi-billion dollar Ecuador environmental trial, suffered a major blow to his credibility when a U.S. jury rejected his testimony and delivered a $19 million judgment against the oil giant.     Read more...

Federal Judges Beginning To Question Chevron Legal Strategy In Ecuadorian Lawsuit

7 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Federal courts are beginning to raise questions regarding Chevron's efforts to use the U.S. legal system in service of an effort by the oil giant to derail a potential multi-billion dollar environmental lawsuit in Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron Hit Hard In Sworn Testimony Over Massive Ecuador Liability

Gibson Dunn Lawyer Flies Into Panic As American Expert Provides Devastating Evidence
6 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Denver, CO – One of Chevron's lawyers at the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher flew into a panic during a recent deposition when an American consulting expert began to testify about the massive quantities of toxins dumped by the oil giant in Ecuador, where Chevron faces a multi-billion dollar legal liability, according to court papers filed recently.      Read more...

Chevron Misleads U.S. Courts with Inaccurate Translation in Multi-Billion Dollar Ecuador Contamination Lawsuit

Gibson Dunn's Aggressive Legal Strategy Backfires In Federal Court
1 October 2010 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron has been submitting an inaccurate and misleading translation to U.S. federal courts as part of its effort to evade liability in the multi-billion dollar Ecuador environmental lawsuit, according to court papers filed recently.     Read more...