The Amazon Defense Coalition is a part of a regional, national and global struggle for environmental and collective rights in the Ecuadorian Amazon
After almost 19 years of litigation, the clock is now ticking down to the final hours for Chevron to pay a $19.04 billion Ecuador court judgment or officially default and face yet another lawsuit to seize its assets, this time in the South American nation.
Such collection lawsuits already ...
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has lost a key lawyer recently sanctioned by a U.S. federal court because she used unethical litigatlon tactics on behalf of the law firm's client Chevron to help the oil giant evade paying an $18.2 billion judgment in Ecuador for causing environmental damage, according...
The internationally-respected Canadian and Brazilian courts can "put an end to Chevron's rope-a-dope strategy" to evade accountability for the widespread human suffering it caused in the Ecuadorian rainforest by illegally discharging billions of gallons of toxic waste, a worldwide environmental g...
Facing increased financial risk in Latin America, Chevron has launched a corporate espionage campaign designed to intimidate and track the whereabouts of the lead lawyers who recently won an $18 billion judgment for environmental damage against the oil giant in Ecuador's courts, said the Amazon D...
Horacio Grigera Noan, Chevron's arbitrator in a secret investor proceeding related to an $18 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador, has what amounts to a "business relationship" with the oil giant's lead American lawyer and therefore should be disqualified and sanctioned under the ethical rul...
Chevron is refusing to deny that it defrauded Ecuador's courts by altering a key document to induce U.S. academic "experts" -- including a prominent professor at Rice University in Houston -- to endorse fake testing methods to hide the presence of massive quantities of cancer-causing toxins at th...
Chevron has paid a whopping $2.2 million to a longtime company contractor who repeatedly threatened to expose the company's attempts to mislead the court and corrupt the landmark environmental trial in Ecuador, according to new court documents. Links to documents are below at the end of press rel...
Human rights lawyer Kerry Kennedy has blasted Chevron as "unpatriotic" and called on the company to "mend its ways" in Ecuador or risk losing business as governments in oil-producing nations begin to perceive it as a rogue operator out of step with the modern world.
"Chevron's conduct in E...
Representatives of the rainforest indigenous groups in Ecuador who last week had their historic $18 billion judgment against Chevron affirmed on appeal slammed the company today after r...
A prominent environmental engineering professor at Rice University has been implicated in a fraud scandal in Ecuador's courts after submitting a report defending Chevron that appears to be the product of fabricated evidence, say lawyers for the plaintiffs.
The professor, Dr. Pedro J. Alvar...