Posts Tagged with "Judge Lewis Kaplan"

Chevron’s Legal Strategy Derailed, Ecuadoreans Score Major Victory

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Chevron’s Legal Strategy Derailed, Ecuadoreans Score Major Victory

Yesterday, Chevron’s legal strategy to evade cleaning up its oil pollution in Ecuador went off the rails. An appeals court in New York lifted a ban on the $18 billion judgment against the company for contaminating the Amazon. The decision comes after a hearing last Friday in which Chevron’s lawyers were all but laughed out [...]

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Chevron Is Trying To Erase Servio Curipoma From History, And A US Judge Is Helping

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Chevron Is Trying To Erase Servio Curipoma From History, And A US Judge Is Helping

After poisoning his community and taking his family from him, Chevron is heaping disrespect on Servio Curipoma by trying to pretend he doesn’t exist, and that his mother, father, and sister never existed. We can’t let Chevron get away with it. Servio is a farmer who lives in the Ecuadorean Amazon. He lost both of [...]

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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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Biased Judge in Chevron’s RICO Suit Gets Called Out

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Biased Judge in Chevron’s RICO Suit Gets Called Out

As oil giant Chevron has pursued its “distract, distort, and delay” strategy to evade responsibility for polluting Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, the company has found U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan to be very sympathetic to its claims. According to a brief just filed by the Ecuadorean plaintiffs’ US lawyer, Kaplan might even have gone so far [...]

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