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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: 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’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: 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: 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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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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Tiger Woods Wins Chevron, Roars Back To Greatness

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 […]

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Chevron Should Stay Course In Ecuador Case, Ignore Shell Issue

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 […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Chevron Awarded $96 Million in Arbitration Claim Against Government of Ecuador

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 […]

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Chevron Ecuador: Patton Boggs Law Firm Works For, Then Against, Chevron

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 […]