Posts Tagged with "court"

Hey Judge Kaplan, Your Bias is Showing

Friday, April 1, 2011

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Hey Judge Kaplan, Your Bias is Showing

The U.S. federal judge who suggested to Chevron that the company file racketeering charges against the Ecuadorean plaintiffs suing for environmental and cultural damages in the Amazon is again being called out for his prejudicial judgments. Judge Lewis Kaplan granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement of a verdict against Chevron before the court in Ecuador [...]

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The Utter Hypocrisy of Chevron

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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The Utter Hypocrisy of Chevron

When a judge down in Ecuador issued a guilty verdict against Chevron last month, the company immediately fired off a press release calling the judgment “illegitimate and unenforceable.” Which is funny, because that is the exact opposite of what the company used to say about the Ecuadorean court system — you know, back when the [...]

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The Countdown to a Verdict in Ecuador Has Begun

Monday, January 24, 2011

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The Countdown to a Verdict in Ecuador Has Begun

The plaintiffs have submitted their final arguments — known as an “alegato” in Spanish — to the court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, citing the “overwhelming” evidence of Chevron’s culpability for oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon and the impacts of that pollution on human health and the environment. The evidence was not entirely collected by [...]

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