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Tweet The Holmes ReportChevron has sued the lawyers in New York, accusing them of fraud and extortion, and has charged that judges in Ecuador conspired with the plaintiffs—part of a strategy developed five years ago by San Francisco-based crisis counselor Sam Singer. The … …read more Source: Chevron Ecuador Fraud News By Google ...

Tweet Atossa Soltani, of Amazon Watch, and its the founder and executive director, has reportedly elected to avoid testifying on behalf of RICO defendant Steven Donziger in the Chevron Ecuador fraud trial, this blogger learned today. Chevron is suing Steven Donziger in the ongoing Chevron Ecuador controversy for alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced...

Tweet Chevron Ecuador compares to Chevron Oil Refinery Accident? Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin can’t resist acting like an irresponsible and unknowing political activist, even as the Mayor of Richmond. (Bet she doesn’t know that oil on her gloves in that Contra Costa Times photo came from the state-run Petroecuador’s many oil spills! The...

Tweet In the latest chapter of the Chevron Ecuador lawsuit, the American oil company is moving closer to legal victory, particularly over its main attacker, Steven Donziger. Donziger has long claimed that Chevron was responsible for oil pollution in Ecuador’s Amazon region, even though the state-run Petroeucador was the principal owner of the consortium...

Tweet The latest Chevron Ecuador case news. Chevron’s August 2011 $96 million award by the International Court at The Hague was confirmed today. According to various reports, Washington DC District Judge James E. Boasberg said judgment in favor of Chevron has been entered in the amount of $96.35 million plus compound interest calculated at the New York...

Tweet Steven Donziger and his friends have faced another giant setback in their attempt to collect $19 billion via Chevron as part of Ecuador’s rulling against the American oil giant that inherited the legal mess caused by the TexPet organization. TexPet was the corporate oil production joint venture between Texaco and the State Of Ecuador’s Petroecuador...

Tweet The Chevron Ecuador case, which really should be called the “Tex-Pet Ecuador” case since Chevron was not operating in Ecuador at the time and up to Texaco’s departure in 1992, has produced another new and interesting development: U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan has refused the request of the Patton Boggs lawfirm to be recused from submitting...

Tweet Ecuador President Rafael Correa has won reelection for a third term, but this time his massive 30-point victory is tainted by the mark of scandal. The basic assumption that comes with the news that an elected official has won reelection is the existence of a free press – that’s not the case in Ecuador. To be fair, before we continue, it must...

Tweet Ecuador’s never good at listening, preferring to march against the World, and to the beat of its own, corrupt, legal drum. That habit caught up to the country in the Chevron Ecuador lawsuit, where an international arbitration tribunal at The Hague issued an award Thursday that went against the country. Basically, the Permanent Court of Arbitration...

Tweet The news that an “Argentine judge has embargoed up to 19 billion dollars of Chevron Corporation’s assets in Argentina over an environmental damages lawsuit in Ecuador” is bogus. Argentina Civil Judge Adrian Elcuj Miranda ordered 40 percent of Chevron’s bank accounts in Argentina to be held in escrow, Enrique Bruchou, an Argentine attorney...

Tweet In the wake of the Richmond Refinery fire, Chevron has issued this statement: Dear Members of the Community: We apologize for the fire and smoke caused by yesterday’s incident. Nothing is more important than safe operations and yesterday we did not meet that expectation. The fire is now under control. We are currently working on clean-up and investigation....

Tweet Chevron Ecuador: the latest news has the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasting Steve Donziger and the so-called Amazon Defense Coalition for...

Tweet The “40 Chevron Shareholders” who are asking for a settlement in the Chevron – Ecuador case are doing so only out of...

Tweet Since 2008, this blogger has said that the Ecuador land damage that Chevron was blamed for was really the fault of the state-run oil company called Petroecuador, and because Chevron has not operated in the country since 1992, and over that time Petroecuador and other oil companies were and were using those oil lands that Chevron turned over to the state...

Tweet Lost in the flurry of lawsuits around the matter of Chevron oil production operations in Ecuador until 1992, – including Ecuador’s claim that Chevron did not clean up the land, and Chevron’s counter that it not only did clean up the land used, but that Ecuador’s state-run oil company Petroecuador took over the pits and caused many...

Tweet Tiger Woods who this blogger still considers the World’s Greatest Golfer, finally broke through a huge set of personal demons, a long slump, and friends backstabbing him, to win his first major golf tournament in two years: the Chevron Classic benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation. Tiger Woods has survived 15 girlfriends, an ex-wife, and countless...

Tweet There are calls in some media areas and by some oil industry analysts for Chevron to consider a payment settlement in the Ecuador case, and because the U.S. Supreme Court elected to hear the Shell Oil Nigeria Human Rights case. This is a plea from Oppenheimer analyst Fadel Gheit, as reported in Platts. But it’s clear Mr. Gheit’s either blind...

Tweet All this blogger can say is “It’s about time” someone recognized just how bass-ackward corrupt the Government of Ecuador is and the efforts it has taken to mask the truth of how it treats its own people. Using American Business to advance the agenda of Ecuador’s rich has been a constant objective and the main reason why this blogger...

Tweet Rightfully, given lead “Lago Agrio Plaintiffs” lawyer Steven Donziger worked for them, the law firm of Kohn, Swift & Graf was ordered to turn over all documents to Chevron lawyers in the Chevron Ecuador case. The bet in this space is that Chevron’s going to make hay with what they find. According to Law.com, “Southern District...

Tweet Wow, talk about a major conflict of interest, Patton Boggs, the Washington DC law firm that Chevron Ecuador plaintiff lawyer Steven Donziger brought in to take some heat and spotlight off of him as allegations of fraud and general Ecuadorian dirty-dealing surfaced, also lobbied for Chevron. That’s right. In the summer of 2010, and before it got involved...

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