Chevron Ecuador Case Background
The Chevron Ecuador case has been the base of controversy for years. This site sets the facts straight and gives the public the right to know the truth about this case. For years, U.S. trial lawyers, political operatives and activists have waged a campaign of misinformation against Chevron in Ecuador. Without evidence, facts or science that will stand up to international scrutiny, these U.S. trial lawyers and their representatives continue to freely release false and misleading information in an attempt to force a large financial settlement in the lawsuit. The false news and misleading information needs to be corrected - This is Chevron's blog to set the record straight.
Texaco Petroleum (Texpet) was minority partner in an exploration and production venture with Petroecuador, Ecuador's state-owned oil company. The production operation took place primarily on government lands and was conducted in compliance with Ecuadorian laws and regulations. Roughly 1.7 billion barrels of crude oil were produced, with the Government of Ecuador (GOE) receiving 95 percent of the total financial proceeds. View media and read more about the history of Chevron in Ecuador.
What Others Are Saying about the Chevron v. Donziger RICO Decision
DATE: Mar. 6, 2014 POSTED IN: Chevron Ecuador Trial In The News
Excerpts from the court’s ruling in Chevron v. Donziger
DATE: Mar. 5, 2014 POSTED IN: Chevron Ecuador Blog Posts
Forbes – Judge Calls Chevron Verdict Product Of `Egregious Fraud,’ Unenforceable
A federal judge in New York today slapped a stern order on attorney Steven Donziger and the Ecuadorean villagers he claims to represent, prohibiting them from capitalizing in U.S. courts on a $9 billion judgment he says was the product of “egregious fraud.” Read more >>
Wall Street Journal – Judge: $9.5B Environmental Judgment Against Chevron ‘Obtained by Corrupt Means’
A federal judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. on Tuesday in a civil racketeering case, saying a record $9.5 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant was “obtained by corrupt means.”
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan found that New York lawyer Steven Donziger and his litigation team engaged in coercion, bribery, money laundering and other criminal conduct in pursuit of the 2011 verdict. Read more >>
AP – NY judge rules for Chevron in Ecuador case
NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked U.S. courts from being used to collect a $9 billion Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainforest damage, saying lawyers poisoned an honorable quest with their illegal and wrongful conduct. Read more >>
Bloomberg Businessweek – Chevron’s RICO Win Is a Potent Weapon Against Ecuadorian Pollution Judgment
Big day for Chevron (CVX) in federal court in New York: The oil company won a sweeping ruling that a multibillion-dollar judgment against it in Ecuador was procured by fraud—and therefore isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Read more >>