TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jul 01st

Last update11:16:46 PM GMT

You are here News Environment U.S. judge rules for Chevron in Ecuador environmental case

U.S. judge rules for Chevron in Ecuador environmental case

E-mail Print PDF

chevron wins court rulingAn American lawyer used "corrupt means" to secure a multi-billion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday, handing the oil company a major victory following a six-week trial last year.

In a nearly 500-page decision, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York said he had found "clear and convincing evidence" that attorney Steven Donziger's legal team bribed an Ecuadorean judge to issue an $18 billion judgment in 2011 in favor of a group of villagers. They had claimed Texaco, later acquired by Chevron, contaminated an oil field in northeastern Ecuador between 1964 and 1992.

Ecuador's high court cut the judgment to $9.5 billion last year.

Kaplan's decision bars Donziger and the villagers from enforcing the Ecuadorean ruling in the United States and freezes all proceeds from the judgment. Kaplan's decision bars Donziger and the villagers from enforcing the Ecuadorean ruling in the United States and freezes all proceeds from the judgment.

Chevron had accused Donziger of fraud and said Texaco cleaned up the site before handing it over to a state-controlled entity.

Donziger, who had leveled accusations of bias against Kaplan repeatedly and predicted he would lose the case, did not immediately comment on the decision. A Chevron spokesman also did not immediately comment.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


New York state officially bans fracking

Fracking banned in NYIt's official: New York has banned fracking.After more than seven years of study, the state Department...

Supreme Court overturns landmark EPA air pollution rule

SCOTUS overturns EPA rulingThe Supreme Court overturned the Obama administration’s landmark air quality rule on Monday, ruling the Environmental...

Scottish Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application

Scottish town rejects frackingAn application to start fracking at a site on the Fylde coast in Lancashire has been...

Oil companies played hardball in bid to defeat climate outsiders

ChevronPetty legal filings. Diversionary ballot measures. Counting abstentions as no votes. These are just some of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!