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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 prying...


Sep 25, 2012, 03:10 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, 07:31 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, 02:17 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 some...


Jul 02, 2012, 08:19 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 filed suit...


Jun 12, 2012, 04:55 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 decision...


Jun 11, 2012, 02:37 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, 04:54 ET Shareholders Reprimand Chevron CEO Watson at Annual Meeting Over $18 Billion Ecuador Liability, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Chevron CEO John Watson today suffered a stunning reprimand during a tense annual meeting when shareholders voted in massive numbers to support...


May 28, 2012, 06:46 ET 40 Institutional Investors Demand Chevron Settle Ecuador Environmental Case, Says Amazon Defense Coalition

Only days before its annual shareholder meeting, forty Chevron investors with $580 billion in assets under management have demanded the oil giant...


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 liability...


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 oil...


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 conscious...


May 14, 2012, 06:59 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 of ...


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

In 1990, noted environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was one of the first outsiders to travel to a remote area of Ecuador's Amazon to assess...


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, 07:55 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 by ...


Apr 17, 2012, 03:55 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, 01:40 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 "irrelevant" to the...


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, 01:40 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, 02:17 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 billion...


Mar 01, 2012, 03:05 ET International Human Rights Commission to Review Chevron's Abuses In Ecuador, says Amazon Defense Coalition

An international human rights court has agreed to hear the claims of the Ecuadorian indigenous rainforest communities who recently won an $18 billion ...


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

A highly-respected newsletter distributed to corporate directors has described Chevron's Board as "nearly invisible" when dealing with the risks...


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...