Posts Tagged with "RICO"

Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Shut It, You Long-Haired Hippie

An “anti-public service” message from Donny Rico (originally published by Amazon Watch) Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut. Corporations are the top of the food [...]

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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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Ecuadorean Plaintiffs Reject Chevron’s Bullying

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Ecuadorean Plaintiffs Reject Chevron’s Bullying

At this point, Chevron’s legal strategy in Ecuador has been described many ways: it’s been called a “smear campaign,” it uses “scorched earth tactics,” it amounts to what you might call a “kitchen sink defense,” it adds “insult to injury” for the Ecuadorean plaintiffs. But the company’s latest maneuver is really the most egregious intimidation [...]

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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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