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Oct 24, 2012, 12:50 ET Chevron Criticized for Prying Into Emails of People Working On Ecuador Case, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

 The nation's leading online privacy organization is accusing Chevron of violating the First Amendment and trying to intimidate its critics by...


Sep 25, 2012, 15:10 ET U.S. Judge Sits On Documents That Tie Chevron to Corruption In Ecuador, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

A U.S. federal judge in San Francisco is inexplicably delaying the release of documents that would shed light on Chevron's extensive misconduct in...


Jul 31, 2012, 19:31 ET Chevron Suffers Yet Another Legal Setback In Campaign to Evade Ecuador Judgment -- This Time By Judge Kaplan, says Amazon Defense Coalition

Karen Hinton, the spokesperson for the Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities who won a historic environmental judgment against Chevron in...


Jul 31, 2012, 14:17 ET Chevron Censored Shareholders Who Wanted to Challenge Management Over $19 Billion Ecuador Liability, says Amazon Defense Coalition

 Chevron's top management -- including Chief Financial Officer Patrician Yarrington -- appeared to be censoring shareholders who wanted to pose...


Jul 02, 2012, 20:19 ET U.S. Government Deals Chevron Stinging Defeat Over Ecuador Trade Preferences, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

For the sixth straight year, the United States government has flatly rejected Chevron's increasingly frantic attempts to cut trade preferences for...


Jun 28, 2012, 09:33 ET Chevron Faces Asset Seizure In Brazil Over $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Villagers from Ecuador's rainforest who won a landmark court judgment against Chevron for causing massive environmental and health damage...


Jun 12, 2012, 16:55 ET U.S. Appellate Court Again Rejects Chevron Allegations Over $18 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

 The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today dealt another setback to Chevron over its $18 billion Ecuador liability, reversing a lower court...


Jun 11, 2012, 14:37 ET U.S. Congresswoman Seeks Probe of Chevron Over $18 Billion Ecuador Case, says Amazon Defense Coalition

A U.S. Congresswoman has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to determine whether Chevron is violating securities laws related to a court...


May 30, 2012, 20:39 ET Ecuadorians Hit Chevron With $18 Billion Enforcement Action In Canada, says Amazon Defense Coalition

 Villagers from Ecuador's rainforest today filed a lawsuit in Canada as the first step in forcing the company to comply with an $18 billion...


May 23, 2012, 09:53 ET Chevron CEO Faces Growing Anger From Shareholders Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

 An epic showdown between angry Chevron shareholders and notoriously short-tempered CEO John Watson over the company's $18 billion Ecuador...


May 17, 2012, 09:28 ET Amazon Defense Coalition: Chevron Faces "Irreparable Damage" Because of $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment, Says New Financial Analysis

 A new financial analysis has found that Chevron's $18 billion Ecuador environmental liability poses a threat of "irreparable damage" to the...


May 14, 2012, 18:59 ET Chevron Suffers Major Legal Setback as U.S. Court Throws Out Fraud Claims, Rejects Motion to Attach Assets, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron suffered two new legal setbacks today when a U.S. federal judge, who usually favors the company, rejected its attempt to attach the assets...


May 14, 2012, 11:45 ET Shareholders Slam Chevron With Request for SEC Investigation Over Ecuador Judgment, says Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron now faces another headache over its $18 billion Ecuador judgments – this time from some of its own investors. A group of socially...


May 07, 2012, 12:53 ET Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Confirmed Chevron's Ecuador Pollution in Powerful Essay, says Amazon Defense Coalition

Saw Scenes That Looked Like "War" During Trip to Remote Region of Amazon in Early 1990s In 1990, noted environmental lawyer Robert F....


Apr 24, 2012, 09:00 ET 'Only In America': Chevron Lawyer Receives $7.8 Million For Losing $18 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's Board of Directors recently awarded its General Counsel R. Hewitt Pate a 75% raise -- bringing his 2011 salary to a whopping $7.8 million...


Apr 23, 2012, 19:55 ET New Video Exposes Chevron's Environmental Crimes & Sordid Misconduct in Ecuador, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron's massive environmental crimes and sordid misconduct in the world's longest-running oil-related lawsuit is exposed in a new video released...


Apr 17, 2012, 15:55 ET Report: Chevron Misleading Investors Over Ecuador Environmental Judgment, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

 Chevron's 2011 annual report (Form 10-K) misleads shareholders and the financial markets with information that is either demonstrably false or...


Apr 14, 2012, 13:40 ET Chevron Lawyer Claims that Victims of Rainforest Contamination Are "Irrelevant" -- Amazon Defense Coalition

 A lead Chevron lawyer has made the preposterous claim that the 30,000 Ecuadorian victims of the oil giant's contamination are...


Mar 30, 2012, 08:32 ET For Fourth Time, Ecuador Appellate Court Denies Chevron Attempt to Block Enforcement of $18 Billion Judgment, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

A three-judge appellate panel in Ecuador has denied for the fourth time a Chevron attempt to block enforcement of the $18 billion environmental...


Mar 08, 2012, 13:40 ET Undisputed Facts Show Chevron Guilty of Environmental Crimes in Ecuador Rainforest, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

The Ecuadorians, who recently won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron for massive oil contamination in the Ecuador rainforest, said today...


Mar 02, 2012, 14:17 ET For Second Time, Ecuador Appellate Panel Rejects Chevron Attempt to Block $18 Billion Judgment For Dumping Toxic Waste, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

A three-judge appellate panel Thursday denied for the second time a Chevron motion to block Amazon communities from enforcing their $18...


Mar 01, 2012, 15:05 ET International Human Rights Commission to Review Chevron's Abuses In Ecuador, says Amazon Defense Coalition

Rainforest Communities to Provide More Information About Health Impacts of Chevron Contamination  An international human rights...


Feb 24, 2012, 12:09 ET Amazon Defense Coalition: Financial Times Newsletter Describes Chevron Board As "Nearly Invisible"

Shareholders Challenge Chevron Management Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability A highly-respected newsletter distributed to corporate...


Feb 20, 2012, 10:17 ET Ecuador Court Rejects Latest Chevron Attempt to Block Enforcement of $18 Billion Judgment, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

With its options dwindling and the mistakes of its legal team mounting, Chevron has suffered another courtroom setback in its eleventh-hour attempt...


Feb 17, 2012, 13:55 ET Amazon Defense Coalition: Chevron Arbitration "Order" Will Have No Impact on $18 Billion Judgment, Ecuadorians Assert Will Backfire Against Oil Giant in Courts Around World

 An "order" issued Thursday from a private investor arbitration panel purporting to freeze a nine-year environmental litigation against...