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.
Fortune – Chevron’s RICO trial against Donziger begins
FORTUNE—Chevron’s long-awaited racketeering suit against Steven Donziger, in which the oil giant accuses the environmental lawyer of having won a $19 billion judgment against it in Ecuador in 2011 through a pattern of bribery, extortion, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, got off to a halting, glitch-marred start yesterday in federal court in Manhattan. While…
Bloomberg – Chevron Claims Ecuadorians’ Lawyer Won Case Through Fraud
“That’s what Steven Donziger was trying to do against Chevron, coerce a big pay day against a big company until the pain went away,” Mastro said. “But Chevron refused. It refused to be extorted and defrauded and that’s why we’re here today.” Kaplan said last week there’s “considerable evidence” the litigation was “tainted by fraud.”…
Wall Street Journal – The Chevron Shakedown Exposed; Plaintiffs’ ‘experts’ are repudiating their own claims in the Ecuador case.
When plaintiffs lawyers attack, corporations usually settle to avoid the astronomical costs of litigation. One happy exception is Chevron, CVX -0.36% which chose to fight an environmental tort shakedown in Ecuador. The result has been a tragicomic parade of malfeasance and outright fraud, much of which is now being revealed by the plaintiffs’ own consultants…
The Washington Times – Editorial: Bringing lawyers to justice; Attorneys for a class-action suit are themselves sued
Nothing is quite so unremarkable as seeing a class-action trial lawyer in a Manhattan courtroom, but it’s rare to see one seated at the defendant’s table. A team of lawyers will be in that hot seat Tuesday, defending themselves in a civil racketeering lawsuit brought when they were accused of trying to drill Chevron for…
New York Post – Chevron’s landmark lawsuit exposes ‘greenmail’
In a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday, one of the highest-profile environmental campaigns of recent decades is about to be exposed as nothing more than a fraud and extortion racket — “greenmail.” Chevron is suing lawyer Steven Donziger and a number of activist environmental groups in a civil-racketeering suit, claiming that his landmark $19 billion award against…
The Daily Caller – Ecuador president compares US to Nazi Germany
DATE: Oct. 7, 2013 POSTED IN: Ecuador News
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said that American exceptionalism is reminiscent of Nazism “before and during World War II.” “Does not this remind you of the Nazis’ rhetoric before and during World War II? They considered themselves the chosen race, the superior race, etc. Such words and ideas pose extreme danger,” Correa told RT Spanish. Read…