Latest Updates

  • Ecuadorians File New Brief Before Federal Appellate Court

    November 7, 2014— Professor Burt Neuborne, lawyer for the Ecuadorain rainforest villagers fighting Chevron, files new brief to overturn Judge Kaplan’s flawed RICO decision. Read the brief here: Professor Neuborne Reply  Read more

  • Second Circuit Appeal Briefs and Amicus Briefs Filed

    November 5, 2014— A few months ago we previewed the numerous fatal flaws in Judge Lewis Kaplan’s March 2014 final decision in Chevron’s abusive RICO case.  While the decision’s legal excesses and cavalcade of vitriol against Steven Donziger certainly gave Chevron’s management team some short-term pleasure — and vindicated the company’s dramatic eve-of-trial decision to drop all its ... Read more

Press Releases

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    Law Scholar Criticizes U.S. Judge Kaplan for Using “Judicial Slander” To Undermine Ecuador Pollution Case

    November 10, 2014— Press Release originally posted at CSRWire: http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/37504-Law-Scholar-Criticizes-U-S-Judge-Kaplan-for-Using-Judicial-Slander-To-Undermine-Ecuador-Pollution-Case NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 10 /CSRwire/ – A prominent U.S. law scholar is criticizing a federal judge and Chevron for using tainted witness testimony and “international judicial slander” to illegally undermine efforts by Ecuadorian rainforest villagers to collect a $9.5 billion environmental judgment needed to clean up the extensive contamination ... Read more

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    Indigenous Villagers Plan to Seize Chevron’s $106 Million Arbitral Award In Ecuador

    September 30, 2014— Quito, Ecuador – In what could be a huge boost to their campaign to force Chevron to comply with a $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador, rainforest villagers plan to enforce a court order directing them to take possession of a $106 million arbitral award won recently by the oil giant from Ecuador’s government in ... Read more

Commentary: The Chevron Pit

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    WSJ Letter to the Editor: “Chevron’s conduct indefensible”

    November 7, 2014— “Invariably, when someone stands up to a bully, the bully claims to be the victim.” This letter to the editor about Chevron’s “indefensible” conduct in Ecuador was recently published in the Wall Street Journal:  The WSJ: Letter to the Editor “Why did Chevron fight for 10 years to keep an American court from reviewing its conduct in  Ecuador? Why did ... Read more

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    Response to Paul Barrett’s Book “Law of the Jungle”

    October 10, 2014— Response to Paul Barrett’s Book, Law of the Jungle Steven Donziger has forcefully responded to Paul Barrett’s new book on the Ecuador case, Law of the Jungle.  In sum, the book is riddled with factual errors, adopts Chevron’s narrative almost wholesale, and includes made-up scenes and improperly sourced material.  Barrett spent virtually no time in Ecuador ... Read more