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The Takeaway: Chevron CEO Big Loser in Latest Canada Court Decision Over Ecuador Pollution Judgment

1 November 2017 | The Chevron Pit

The latest Canada decision can only be described as a powerful rebuke to Watson, Chevron General Counsel R. Hewitt Pate, and the company's army of Canadian lawyers who are being paid big bucks to obstruct and delay the case.     Read more...

Court Sets Aside Cash Order in Ecuadorians' Appeal of Chevron Decision

31 October 2017 | The Canadian Press

Ecuadorian villagers do not need to put up almost $1 million before they can pursue a claim against oil behemoth Chevron, Ontario's top court ruled Tuesday.     Read more...

Chevron Lawyer Larry Lowenstein Continues to Mislead Canadian Courts About Company's Fraud in Ecuador

16 October 2017 | The Chevron Pit

To help Chevron block enforcement of the Ecuador environment judgment in Canada, company lawyer and Osler partner Larry Lowenstein flat-out lied last week to a panel of three judges on the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto.     Read more...

Chevron vs. the Amazon: Public Lecture by Associate Professor Dr. John Minns

Presented by The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the Embassy of Ecuador in Australia
13 October 2017 | Gas Prices

This talk looks at the legacy of oil production in the region and examines the political economy of oil in Ecuador, the environmental problems frequently caused and the difficulties raised by asymmetrical power relations between developing countries and first-world corporations.     Read more...

Us and Them: Affected Peoples vs. Chevron in Canada

12 October 2017 | Eye on the Amazon

"It's a fundamental question of whether corporations like Chevron should be allowed to use their financial muscle to destroy people with an absolutely vital claim to reparations for damages that were caused to them over many years."     Read more...

Oil Giant Chevron Needs No Costs Protection from Poor Ecuadorians, Court Told

11 October 2017 | The Canadian Press

Forcing a group of Ecuadorian villagers to come up with almost $1 million before they can pursue a claim against oil behemoth Chevron would deprive them of access to justice, Ontario's top court heard Wednesday.     Read more...

Rocker Roger Waters Lends Star Power to Ecuadorians' $9.5B Chevron Fight

Rocker Roger Waters Lends Star Power to Ecuadorians' $9.5B Chevron Fight

10 October 2017 | The Canadian Press

Waters noted that Chevron had at one point said it would fight the litigation until hell froze over, and then fight on the ice. "When they said that all those years ago, we all shuddered at the hideousness of the statement. Well, we're on the ice now."     Read more...

International Legal Battle Between Chevron, Indigenous Ecuadorians Continues in Ontario Court

Appeal of order for $1M security fee from plaintiffs in Chevron case to be heard in Toronto Oct. 10
7 October 2017 | CBC News

A legal battle between Chevron and Indigenous villagers from Ecuador, spanning several decades and across three countries, is now playing out in Canada as Ontario courts consider whether to enforce foreign judgments here.     Read more...

Canadian Indigenous Leaders Travel to See Ecuador Environmental Disaster

The group hopes to ally with 60 Indigenous tribes in Ecuador to help them fight Chevron in Canadian court
27 September 2017 | CBC News

Canadian Indigenous leaders witnessed first hand this week the devastation and pollution left behind by oil companies in Indigenous lands in Ecuador.     Read more...

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case Moves to Canada

15 September 2017 | Greenpeace

If U.S. courts refuse to provide the Ecuadorians a fair hearing, then Canada’s courts must do so for the sake of corporate accountability, universal principles of justice, and Indigenous rights.     Read more...