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Atossa Soltani Amazon Watch Avoids Defending Steven Donziger At RICO Trial: Chevron Ecuador

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 and Corrupt […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Jeffrey Shinder Accuses Steven Donziger Of Corruption

The Chevron Ecuador trial pitting Steven Donziger against the American Oil Company based on its RICO complaint, has taken a turn against the now-famous trial lawyer. According to a number of sources, Jeffrey Shinder, Managing Partner of the law firm Constantine Cannon’s New York office, took the stand and explained that he had his law […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Richmond Mayor’s Comparison To Refinery Accident Is Crazy

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 Mayor of Richmond […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Chevron Closer To Legal Win Over Steven Donziger

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 that produced […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Chevron Not Liable For Ecuador Environmental Damage Says The Hague

The latest Chevron Ecuador news is that Chevron is not liable for environmental damage claims made and that stemmed from the operation of an oil production constortium from 1966 to 1992 that consisted of Texaco Petroleum Company, and Petroecuador, the state-run oil company of Ecuador, and generally called TexPet. An International Arbitration Tribunal, which was […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger’s Experts Say Evidence Fabricated

Chevron Ecuador has another new twist: Steven Donziger, the lead plaintiff’s lawyer in the lawsuit against Chevron by Ecuador (the claim that it was filed by Ecuador’s indigent community, and with no involvement from the Government of Ecuador, was disproved long ago), is caught red-handed in fabricating evidence via court proceedings where his own team […]

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Ecuador President Correa Wants Oil Drilling In Yasuni National Park; Chevron Lawsuit A Sham

Ecuador President Rafael Correa, in following through on a promise he made four years ago to drill in the United Nations-protected Yasuni National Park, has upset many in Ecuador, and revealed the lawsuit against Chevron to be what this blogger has long said it was: a sham. President Correa proved this weekend, that his main […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger Diaries Reveals Meeting With Rafael Correa

This Chevron Ecuador news features more of the diaries of Steven Donziger, the lead plaintiff’s lawyer working to sue Chevron (correctly called ‘Texaco’ in the diary and because Texaco, or TexPet, was part of a consortium with the Ecuador-run PetroEcuador Oil Company that was 65 percent owned by Ecuador and that produced oil in the […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger On Judge Meeting, Amazon Watch Problem

Steven Donziger Update: 50 Pages Of Steven Donziger Diary Content The latest Chevron Ecuador news would seem to point to implicative statements by Steve Donziger, the man who cooked up the fraud-based lawsuit against Chevron for oil production it never did, Texaco cleaned up, and Ecuador’s oil company failed to manage on its end. In […]

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Chevron Ecuador | Chevron’s 2011 $96 Million Court Award Confirmed

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 […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger’s Consulting Firm Turns On Him, Sites Fraud

Steven Donziger, the main instigator of the lawsuit against Chevron for activities of the oil producing Petroecuador / Texaco consortium TexPet in Ecuador to 1992 and before Chevron bought Texaco, what we call “Chevron Ecuador,” is in big trouble today after the consulting firm he selected to work on the case quit. The most damaging […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Patton Boggs Must Give Documents Up; Judge Kaplan Writes History

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 […]

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Chevron Ecuador: International Court Finds Ecuador Violating World Law

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 […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger At Stanford Symposium Feb 8th

This is going to be an interesting event. Steven Donziger, the lead plaintiff’s attorney in the Chevron Ecuador case, will attend the first The Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation’s Symposium. Called “Lessons from the Chevron Ecuador Litigation” it’s an all-day event, from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at room 290 in the Stanford Law School. […]

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Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan Allows Chevron To Pursue Ecuador Fraud Claim

Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan, who was the first legal overseer to recognize that the Steven Donziger-led lawsuit against Chevron and that caused the corrupt Ecuador court to issue an $18 billion damage claim that was recently raised to $19 billion, has allowed Chevron’s pursuit of a fraud claim to move forward. In order to avoid […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Emails Point To Ecuador, Petroecuador, Working With Donziger

More Chevron Ecuador news. About two years ago, an associate with Amazon Watch I will not name tried to bully Kevin Skaggs and Vlae Kershner of SFGate.com, the website of The San Francisco Chronicle, into making me alter a blog post where I asserted that Ecuador was a party to the lawsuit against Chevron. That […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Steven Donziger’s 2005 PR Attack Plan Revealed

The Chevron Ecuador case contains thousands of pages of documents, many online for anyone who cares to research. One document contains the emails and papers of Chevron Ecuador lead plaintiff lawyer Steven Donziger. This blogger found a great October 2005 document that details the public relations plan of attack against Chevron – one that Donziger […]

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Chevron Ecuador: U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Blasts Donziger For “Tort Tourism”

Chevron Ecuador: the latest news has the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasting Steve Donziger and the so-called Amazon Defense Coalition for what many are starting to call “tort tourism,” or the practice of American lawyers traveling the World in search of situations in other countries where they think they can land a big lawsuit payday. […]

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Was Dr. Ann Maest, Ecuador Plaintiff’s Scientist, Paid To Lie In Chevron Ecuador Case?

Dr. Ann Maest, a managing scientist at Straus Consulting and aide to Steve Donziger, lead plaintiff’s lawyer in the Chevron Ecuador case, is the focus of the most recent attempt to spin the fraudulent lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador in a way that would gain millions for the plaintiffs lawyers and associates – and Dr. […]

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Chevron Fires Ogilvy And Felipe Benitez For Consulting To Amazon Watch; Benitez Worked With Ecuador Too

The latest Chevron Ecuador news is that Chevron fired its $600,000 lobbyist Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, after it was revealed that Felipe Benitez, a relatively new Ogilvy Account Director, gave a presentation to Amazon Watch (the advocacy group that claims to be for the protection of the Amazon, but really is more of an advocacy […]

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SF Chronicle Unethical: Has Appearance Of Being On Take For Millions In Chevron Ecuador

The San Francisco Chronicle has the appearance of operating in a way that’s purely unethical. First, they work to eliminate the one person who blogged on Chevron’s side in the Chevron Ecuador case, but then allow several bloggers to create news against Chevron in the case and while there’s an obvious connection between one of […]

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Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Chevron Shareholders, Seek Ecuador Settlement To Get Rich

The “40 Chevron Shareholders” who are asking for a settlement in the Chevron – Ecuador case are doing so only out of greed; such a deal would make some of them rich, and certainly one of their key associates. Amazon Watch and the Rainforest Action Network have taken to blogs and press releases, calling for […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Judge Kaplan Sort-Of Punks Steven Donziger With RICO Ruling

Steve Donziger, the lead plaintiff lawyer in a fraudulent lawsuit pitting Chevron against Ecuador, managed to really piss off U.S. Southern District Of New York Judge Lewis Kaplan on April 26, 2011. That action, arguably, led to this week’s news that the same Kaplan upheld Chevron’s RICO lawsuit against Donziger, and also came very close […]

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Chevron Ecuador Judge Nicolas Zambrano Dismissed; Correa Reverses On Media Suit

Nicolas Zambrano, the judge that awarded his own country fraudulently-obtained victory in the long-standing lawsuit against Chevron, was dismissed on Wednesday for the freeing of Cristian Suquisupa. What Zambrano did was to reportedly find technicalities in Cristian Suquisupa’s documents that allowed him to go free. From the read of the news, and considering Ecuador’s corrupt […]