Posts Tagged with "plaintiffs"

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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In Chevron RICO Suit Against Amazonians, Who’s The Real Gangster?

Friday, February 4, 2011

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In Chevron RICO Suit Against Amazonians, Who’s The Real Gangster?

This post originally appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle’s City Brights blog. Have you ever seen the movies Erin Brokovich or The Rainmaker? Basic plotline: evil company dumps poison into town’s drinking water, for years people get sick while the company denies any wrongdoing, but then someone decides it’s time to fight back. The big [...]

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