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.
Bloomberg Businessweek – What Chevron and SAC Chief Steve Cohen’s Ex-Wife Have in Common
DATE: Dec. 12, 2013 POSTED IN: Chevron Ecuador Trial In The News
The company seeks to discredit a multibillion-dollar judgment Donziger won in Ecuador in 2011, based on findings that Chevron ought to be liable for pollution in the rainforest. In a six-week trial this fall, Chevron had considerable success showing that Donziger used questionable tactics to win his high-profile verdict—now valued at $9.5 billion—on behalf of…
Business Roundtable Today – ‘A shakedown scheme, pure and simple’
Testimony wrapped up this week in a case important to all businesses that operate around the globe, Chevron’s civil litigation against a U.S. trial lawyer, Steven Donziger, and his allies who ginned up a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing Chevron of environmental damage in Ecuador. From The New York Law Journal on the opening day, Oct. 15,…
Bloomberg – Chevron Claims Trial Showed Proof of Fraud in Ecuador
A lawyer for Chevron Corp. asked a federal judge in New York to find that a racketeering plot was behind a multibillion-dollar pollution verdict against the company handed down by an Ecuadorean court. Closing arguments began today in Manhattan after six weeks of trial in which the company claimed lawyers for the plaintiffs in the…
Fortune – Chevron alleges still another fraud by Ecuadorians
On the last day of trial testimony in Chevron’s racketeering suit against the environmental lawyers who won an $9.5 billion judgement against it in Lago Agrio, Ecuador in 2011 — a trial that had already featured allegations of bribery, extortion, and fraud — the oil giant presented troubling evidence of one final bombshell. It alleged…
Reuters – U.S. attorney grilled over role in Chevron-Ecuador judgment
Steven Donziger, the U.S. attorney accused of using bribery to secure a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador, took the witness stand for the first time on Monday and was immediately challenged on his claim that he was not in charge of the Ecuadorean case. In a series of pointed questions, Chevron attorney…
Washington Post – U.S. courts’ neutrality shines in Ecuadoran case
For all the complaints about the American justice system — litigation is too expensive, too slow, too uncertain — it leads the world in the metric that matters most: uncovering the truth. That has been on particular display in a Manhattan courtroom. On trial are crusading attorney Steven Donziger and his allies in a decades-long…