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Chevron Investors Ask SEC to Investigate CVX for Lying to Shareholders about $19B Ecuador Judgment

23 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Fourteen shareholder groups petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission today to investigate lies and sins of omission to shareholders about the severity of the $19 billion judgment against the company for destruction of the environment and public health in Lago Agrio, Ecuador. The groups say Chevron is misleading investors about what the judgment could mean for Chevron's financial future.     More »

Chevron Loses Fight to Keep CEO off the Stand

Watson must testify about Chevron's bribery and environmental destruction in Ecuador
15 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Today Judge Lewis Kaplan refused Chevron's motion to quash the deposition of its CEO, John Watson, reaffirming the ruling made by magistrate James Francis last week. Kaplan's decision ensures that Watson, who perhaps more than anyone knew about the grim history of deliberate and negligent dumping of oil and toxic chemicals by his company into the soil and streams of Ecuador's Amazon region, will not escape his day in court.     More »

Chevron CEO Watson Misleading Shareholders Over $19B Ecuador Liability, Says New Report

14 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Chevron's CEO John Watson and his management team are misleading shareholders over the company's $19 billion Ecuador judgment and potentially breaching U.S. securities laws, according to a new report published today.     More »

$19B Ecuador Liability Puts Chevron CEO Watson on Hot Seat Before Annual Meeting

14 May 2013 | Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA – Facing growing shareholder unrest over asset seizure actions and forced to testify about his alleged misconduct in the $19 billon Ecuador case, Chevron CEO John Watson again will be on the hot seat at the company's annual meeting in late May where rainforest indigenous villagers and investors plan to confront him over his company's toxic dumping in the Amazon.     More »

Judge Orders Chevron CEO to Answer Questions about Company's Bribery and Toxic Destruction in Ecuador's Amazon

Kroll official also must answer questions about Chevron bribery
7 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron CEO John S. Watson, who perhaps more than anyone knew about the grim history of deliberate and negligent dumping of oil and toxic chemicals by his company into the soil and streams of Ecuador's Amazon region, will not escape his day in court.     More »

Confronting Bribery and Bullying by Oil Company and Hostility of Judge, Lawyers Seek Withdrawal from New York Case

Chevron can afford to litigate until hell freezes over, but impoverished plaintiffs refuse to play along.
3 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York, NY – Denouncing Chevron's use of bullying, bribery and its overwhelming financial power to crush defendants in a hostile courtroom, attorneys Craig Smyser and John Keker filed motions Friday afternoon to withdraw as counsel in the Southern District of New York case brought by Chevron against the participants in the successful $19 billion environmental contamination verdict obtained in Ecuador in 2011.     More »

Ecuadorian Plaintiffs Vow to Pursue Justice Following Canadian Court Ruling as Chevron Fights to Avoid $19 Billion Judgment

Legitimacy of Ecuadorian Judgment Not Affected
1 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

A provincial judge in Canada today ruled that although there was appropriate jurisdiction there for a suit to attach Chevron's assets in Canada to satisfy a $19 billion court judgment against the oil giant in Ecuador, he would stay the case because it was unclear that Chevron's had assets there that could be attached.     More »

Chevron Offered Suitcase Full of Cash to Former Ecuador Judge Guerra in Exchange for Testimony

1 May 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

New York – An American lawyer working for Chevron brought a suitcase full of cash to a meeting with a former Ecuador judge to coax favorable testimony to help the oil giant evade its $19 billion Ecuador judgment.     More »

Maria Aguinda's 20-Year Fight for Justice Continues as Chevron Refuses to Pay $19 Billion Judgment from Ecuador’s Courts

26 April 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

Cambridge, MA – The 20-year fight by residents of Ecuador's Amazonian rain forest to make Chevron pay to clean up the contamination and polluted streams it left behind has made civil society stronger and Ecuador's courts better prepared to deal with similar cases in the future.     More »

In Chevron Case, Stratus' Truth-Telling Loses Out to Oil Company Money

12 April 2013 | Amazon Defense Coalition

The decision by the environmental consulting firm Stratus to settle its legal dispute with Chevron and to criticize lawyers for the affected people in Ecuador represents a triumph of money and power over justice.     More »