September 19, 2019

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In Canada, Chevron Faces New Risks From $12b Ecuador Pollution Judgment As Shareholders Step up Pressure

Published: Mar 23, 2018 – 10:00 AM EST

TORONTO, Mar. 23 /CSRwire/ - After losing three consecutive appellate court decisions in Canada, Chevron faces significant new risk ahead of a critical court hearing next month in Toronto where it hopes to avoid a high-risk trial on enforcement of the $12 billion...

Chevron Selling Major Oil Assets in Canada While Trying to Escape $9.5B Pollution Debt Owed to Rainforest Villagers

Published: Mar 13, 2018 – 01:51 PM EST

TORONTO, Mar. 13 /CSRwire/ - Ecuador rainforest communities trying to seize Chevron assets in Canada to enforce their $9.5 billion pollution judgment say they are "extremely concerned" that the oil giant is undermining the rule of law by selling off critical assets prior...

Rainforest Groups Blast U.S. Judge Kaplan for Ruling Designed to Help Chevron Evade $9.5b Pollution Liability

Published: Mar 09, 2018 – 01:56 PM EST

NEW YORK, Mar. 09 /CSRwire/ - A little-noticed ruling in late February by controversial U.S. federal judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Chevron's $9.5 billion Ecuador pollution case already is damaging the judge's personal credibility and backfiring against the oil giant in Canada where...

Leading Tech Companies Unite to Stop Online Wildlife Traffickers

Published: Mar 07, 2018 – 10:00 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 07 /CSRwire/ - The world's leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species. Today, 21 tech...

Donziger to Speak at Harvard Law on Historic Environmental Litigation of Amazon Indigenous Groups Against Chevron

Published: Mar 05, 2018 – 12:43 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Mar. 05 /CSRwire/ - New York human rights attorney Steven Donziger - long considered a leading public enemy of the oil and gas industry - is slated to speak to students at Harvard Law School Tuesday about the historic environmental judgment...

In New Attack, Chevron Trying to Disbar Lawyer Who Helped Win Historic $9.5 Billion Judgment After 8-Year Trial

Published: Mar 01, 2018 – 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK, Mar. 01 /CSRwire/ - Faced with a series of stunning legal setbacks in the world's largest environmental case, Chevron is now trying to orchestrate what appears to be a politically-motivated disbarment of American human rights lawyer Steven Donziger after he helped...

U.S. Judge Kaplan Approved Secret Chevron Payments to Court Official Who Swayed RICO Case for Company

Published: Feb 01, 2018 – 12:18 PM EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 01 /CSRwire/ - Chevron secretly paid at least $245,000 - and likely well over $1 million - by transferring funds to the private account of a court official who made pivotal decisions in favor of the oil giant during the...

Villagers Warn Chevron Over Corruption Allegations Following Secret Paul Manafort Meeting in Ecuador

Published: Jan 17, 2018 – 05:10 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 17 /CSRwire/ - Rainforest villagers from Ecuador have issued a stern warning to Chevron to stop any attempts to corrupt the $9.5 billion environmental judgment against the company following the stunning news that indicted political operative and oil industry lobbyist...

In Canada, Chevron Trying to Block Ecuadorians From Using U.N. Declaration to Support Historic Pollution Case

Published: Jan 10, 2018 – 04:19 PM EST

TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CSRwire/ - In a Canadian court, Chevron is trying to block submission of a legal brief over how the company's attempt to evade paying a $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador violates both Canadian and international law regarding the rights...

In 2017, Chevron Suffered a Rough Year in Historic Ecuador Environmental Litigation

Published: Dec 21, 2017 – 12:14 PM EST

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 /CSRwire/ - Chevron endured a "very rough" 2017 in the Ecuador environmental litigation as its scorched-earth campaign to evade complying with a court order that it remediate billions of gallons of toxic waste dumped onto indigenous ancestral lands faltered...

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