Chevron Wins Again, Ecuador Told To End Extortion Against Oil Company

NewsBusters | 4/18/2019 | Staff
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Chevron’s winning streak in the courtroom against Ecuador over pollution remediation continued in April. So did the liberal media’s silence on the battle.

ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows ignore the story that night. Major papers including The Washington Post and The New York Times also failed to report the Dutch Supreme Court’s ruling for Chevron that day or the following morning. The Supreme Court of the Netherlands was the latest court to rule for Chevron over Ecuador’s legal shakedown of the company several years earlier.

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Billed as a lawsuit over pollution remediation, the unscrupulous legal crusade against Chevron went on for years and managed to get a favorable ruling in Ecuador. Years later, a U.S. court ruled that Ecuadorian judgement was obtained through fraud, bribery and corruption.

According to Business Wire on April 16, 2019, the Republic of Ecuador went to court trying to annul the ruling of an arbitral tribunal at The Hague. That body had ordered it to “take all steps necessary to prevent enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron anywhere in the world.”

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Ecuador’s original $18 billion judgment (later cut in half) against Chevron in 2011, was the result of years of legal wrangling by attorney Steven Donziger. In the years between suing Chevron and the Ecuadorian judgment, Donziger and the suit got support from the liberal American...
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