The Canadian version of the Chevron Shakedown is officially dead and buried

But Chevron has no assets in Canada to go after and Chevron Canada Limited is a distinct entity of its own with no ties to the former business in Ecuador. … That would be the case he attempted to bring in Canada against Chevron Canada Limited, despite the fact that this entity was not in any way associated with the action in Ecuador. … He was facing contempt of court charges and had been ordered to repay a significant amount of money back to Chevron, the company he's spent years trying to fleece for billions of dollars based on a fraudulently obtained judgment in Ecuador

Chevron Shakedown lawyer now held in contempt of court

Those orders enjoined Donziger from continuing to personally profit from what Judge Kaplan termed "the fraudulent procurement of a multibillion judgment from a provincial court in Ecuador (the "Ecuador Judgment")." … It begins with these words: "Steven Donziger, formerly a lawyer, has led a corrupt effort to extort billions of dollars from Chevron Corporation." … It's been a while since we checked in on Steven Donziger, the New York City attorney who was the architect of the failed Chevron Shakedown…

Dutch high court continues burying the Chevron Shakedown

This includes the BIT Tribunal's interim awards ordering Ecuador to "take all measures necessary" to prevent or suspend enforcement of the Lago Agrio Judgment worldwide and declaring Ecuador in breach of international law for having failed to voluntarily do so. … They attempted, over a period of years, to sue Chevron for alleged environmental damage in Ecuador using fraudulent means and the officers of a corrupt court. … It's been a while since we last checked in on New York (former) attorney Steven Donziger and his merry band of Ecuadorian racketeers who attempted the extortion of a major energy company in what's become known as the Chevron Shakedown…

7,648 cracks in Ecuador’s socialist delusion

Instead, he invited China to come into the country and accepted $19 billion in loans for infrastructure projects in exchange for 90% of Ecuador's oil production until the cost of the projects was paid off. … His time in office was highlighted by a rejection of Ecuador's debt (he defaulted) and American influence in the country. … The New York Times published an interesting story on Christmas Eve about continuing fallout from the economic decisions made by former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa…

How Pink Floyd was connected to the Chevron Shakedown

Roger Waters, the rock musician, has denounced Chevron for its "greed," complaining that it is "disquietingly apparent that the rich and powerful are still much attached to the feathering of their own nests at any cost to others. … This includes the number of people who signed on and invested money in the scheme, anticipating a cut of the payoff if Chevron agreed to settle out of court. … Over the past several years we've written extensively about the failed Chevron Shakedown and how New York attorney Steven Donziger fell from grace in a corrupt attempt to pick the pockets of Chevron to the tune of billions of dollars…

Chevron Shakedown lawyer loses his license to practice in D.C.

During the seven-week RICO and fraud trial, Chevron presented what it describes as "unrebutted evidence" detailing the extent of the fraudulent acts undertaken and directed by Donziger, his Ecuadorian legal team and other associates, including fabricating environmental evidence, pressuring scientific experts to falsify reports, plotting to intimidate judges into handing down favorable rulings, bribing court-appointed experts, ghostwriting court reports and even drafting the final judgment. … You likely recall the New York attorney who helped mastermind the entire scheme, working in concert with corrupt judges and government officials in Ecuador. … While the years-long tale of the Chevron Shakedown has mostly drawn to a close (with Chevron as the clear winner and the would-be conspirators being the losers), there was another interesting development in the story last month…

International court slaps down Ecuador for fraud in Chevron Shakedown

5 billion judgment rendered against Chevron in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, in 2011 was procured through fraud, bribery and corruption and was based on claims that had been already settled and released by the Republic of Ecuador years earlier. … An international tribunal administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has issued an award in favor of Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and its indirect subsidiary, Texaco Petroleum Company (TexPet), finding that the Republic of Ecuador violated its obligations under international treaties, investment agreements and international law. … It's been a while since we heard from Steven Donziger and his merry band of Ecuadorean and U.S. environmentalist allies who attempted to pick the pockets of Chevron for nearly ten billion dollars…

The Chevron Shakedown has now failed in Canada as well

The Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment dismissing all claims against Chevron Canada Limited holding that it is a separate entity from Chevron Corporation and its assets are protected from seizure by those seeking to enforce the corrupt Ecuadorian judgment. … The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower Canadian court's determination that an Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corporation, already found by U.S. courts to have been obtained through fraud and corruption, cannot be enforced against Chevron Canada Limited, an indirect subsidiary. … They hoped to be able to convince a Canadian court to enforce the fraudulent Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron's subsidiary in the Great White North, despite the fact that Chevron Canada Limited has no ties to the original project in Ecuador

Can’t handle the truth? Actor walks out of “verbatim” play on Chevron shakedown

show that environmental activists colluded with Donziger to bribe a judge [in Ecuador] and ghostwrite a massive legal judgment against the company that initially totaled $18 billion... … But the facts attached to a lawsuit involving Chevron Corp. … Our old friend Phelim McAleer will open another of his "verbatim" plays in San Francisco tomorrow, following up his "Ferguson" run with "The $18 Billion Prize," a play derived from the evidence gathered in the fraudulent Chevron Shakedown case…

Ecuador spent how much on covert ops to protect Assange?

The lawsuit alleged Chevron destroyed the rainforest in Ecuador and poisoned the natives. … Their video surveillance contractors warned Ecuador that Assange was gathering intelligence on Ecuador's operations out of the embassy too, although Assange does not seem to have bitten the hand that hides him -- yet, anyway. … An investigation by the Guardian and Focus Ecuador reveals the operation had the approval of the then Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, and the then foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, according to sources…

Schadenfreude: Enviros’ lawyer from Chevron shakedown ordered to pay them “bigly”

He took on clients in Ecuador who thought Chevron would just pay them off to shut up and go away and he would have cashed in handsomely on the deal. … In a 49-page opinion last week, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who presided over the RICO proceeding, reiterated that "Donziger and his co-conspirators attempted to extort billions of dollars from Chevron" through falsified evidence, bribery, coercion and the ghostwriting of a $19 billion court judgment against the company in Ecuador. … A U.S. federal court in New York has ordered Donziger, mastermind of the Ecuadorian racketeering and fraud scheme against Chevron Corp…

The Chevron Shakedown appears to be on its last legs

The plaintiffs' (and their American attorney Steve Donziger's) efforts to enforce their corruptly obtained Ecuadorean judgment against the assets of Chevron Canada Limited, a company distinct from Chevron Corp. … A corrupt court in Ecuador provided a ruling in favor of local interests, ordering Chevron to pay billions of dollars for the cleanup of drilling sites in that country which were, in all likelihood, contaminated by Ecuador's state-run oil company. … After more than half a decade and countless court appearances in countries around the world, the saga of what's come to be known as the Chevron Shakedown finally seems to be staggering to a close…

Is it time to prosecute Steven Donziger over the Chevron Shakedown?

Judge Kaplan all but called for filing charges against Donziger and his allies in this matter, and now we call for them explicitly: The case against Chevron was, as the courts have affirmed, the product of egregious fraud, not only among corrupt politicians and judges in Ecuador but also among lawyers and political operatives here in the United States, all of them part of a fundamentally corrupt enterprise to pervert the legal system — and the well-intentioned concerns of environmentalists — into a ruthless ripoff with tens of billions of dollars at stake. … So spectacular were the lengths he went to in an effort to pick Chevron's pockets that he was successfully sued by Chevron under federal racketeering laws. … The fraudulently obtained judgement in Ecuador which sought to drain tens of billions of dollars from Chevron was a disgrace…

The Chevron Shakedown artists are rejected at the Supreme Court

Chevron doesn't have any assets in Ecuador. … The attorney, Steven Donziger, said a federal appeals court had exceeded its authority by letting Chevron use a U.S. racketeering law to block enforcement of the Ecuadorian award. … Having unsuccessfully tried to pick Chevron's pockets to the tune of billions of dollars in a corrupt trial in Ecuador, Donziger had been found to have engaged in racketeering and massive corruption…

The Chevron Shakedown is finally reaching the Supreme Court

That fact can and will be cited by Chevron attorneys in any other country's courts should they be challenged there and it will be a powerful argument in their favor unless Donziger can find a court as corrupt as the one in Ecuador to take up the case. … 5 billion—in a provincial court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, on behalf of residents of the Amazon region where Texaco, acquired by Chevron in 2001, had drilled from 1964 to 1992... … The last time we checked in on the progress of the Chevron Shakedown in November of last year, things were not looking good for Manhattan lawyer and convicted racketeer Steven Donziger…

The Chevron Shakedown hits another brick wall in Canada

Residents of Ecuador's Lago Agrio region have been trying to force Chevron to pay for water and soil contamination caused from 1964 to 1992 by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001. … A Toronto court has rejected a bid by Ecuadorian villagers to enforce a judgment in their home country against Chevron Canada Ltd, ruling the subsidiary is not liable for parent Chevron Corp, the U.S. oil major said on Friday. … The group of Ecuadorean and American fraudsters and shakedown artists who have been attempting to pick Chevron's pockets for the last few years have run into one massive defeat after another…

Chevron Shakedown artist loses yet another round in court

5 billion judgment against Chevron Corporation in Ecuador was the product of fraud and racketeering activity, and unenforceable in the United States. … He's had a run of bad luck since Chevron decided to fight back and exposed the fraud and corruption running rampant in Ecuador's courts. … Our ongoing coverage of the Chevron Shakedown has taken us down a long and twisting road over these past few years…

The Chevron Shakedown threatens to turn Canada’s legal system into a disgrace

Greenpeace Canada can grandstand about Chevron in Ecuador, but Resolute cannot even mention Greenpeace's lawless modus operandi in other countries. … The Chevron Shakedown, which we've been covering here for years, has moved to the Great White North to see if the pickpockets who have been trying to fleece the energy giant for billions of dollars can fare any better there. … On Monday, a court in Canada will gavel into session and hear complaints from the group of Ecuadorian plaintiffs and their American environmentalist enablers who have been repeatedly been found to have engaged in massive fraud by American courts…

2nd Circuit Court rules in favor of Chevron in next round of shakedown suit

"As disappointed as we are, this ruling will not deter the Ecuadoreans, their lawyers and their supporters from aggressively seeking justice in Canada and in other countries where litigation is underway to seize Chevron assets," she said. … Ecuadorean plaintiffs cannot collect a $9 billion judgment in the U.S. against energy company Chevron for rainforest damage, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, upholding a judge's finding that the judgment was obtained through bribery, coercion and fraud. … The long saga of the attempted Chevron Shakedown by corrupt agencies in Ecuador and their environmentalist allies in the United States hit another milestone today…

De Blasio press secretary bails out to return to Chevron Shakedown work

We refer Corner readers to Kevin Williamson's 2014 report on how Ms. Hinton — the onetime mouthpiece for trial lawyer Steven Donziger (the mastermind, if you can really call him that, behind the scheme to turn Chevron into the Left's ATM) and for Andrew Cuomo, when the New York governor rode roughshod over America as HUD secretary for Bill Clinton — tried to negotiate a 5 percent take on the billions that would come from an expected judgment against Chevron (plus this relative pittance: a $10,000 monthly retainer for her Chevron-bashing services). … Most of our readers will recall the years of coverage we've done on the Chevron Shakedown, a shady effort spearheaded by New York attorney Steven Donziger who, working with American environmental groups and the incredibly corrupt court system in Ecuador, attempted to pick the pockets of Chevron to the tune of billions of dollars. … Hinton, whose departure was first reported by The New York Times, called her work for the mayor a "privilege," and said she plans to return to her prior gig of working with Ecuadorians in a drawn-out lawsuit against Chevron

Canadian union cozies up to Ecuador in Chevron Shakedown

The news release on their website makes no mention of Ecuador's laundry list of human rights offenses; instead, it simply regurgitates Ecuadorian government propaganda about an ongoing lawsuit against the US-based oil company Chevron. … Recent news leads me to suspect that Ecuador is trying to win friends and influence people in the Great White North in preparation for the trial, perhaps to get some public opinion movement on their side. … As we previously reported, Canada has taken the unfortunate step of getting involved in Ecuador's long running Chevron Shakedown effort with one of their courts agreeing to hear a case related to the ongoing lawsuits…

Chevron: surviving in the new world of low oil prices and nuisance law suits

But Chevron went after the recovery firm as being part of the overall fraud scheme and the courts there agreed, entering a multi-million dollar judgement in Chevron's favor. … Chevron made more progress in its table-turning campaign against plaintiffs' lawyers suing the oil company over pollution in Ecuador. … As we've been covering here for several years now, Chevron has been the target of a shakedown attempt by a slick Manhattan lawyer and some corrupt government officials in Ecuador

Canada warned against getting entangled in the Chevron Shakedown

Chevron's Canadian assets would cover the full quantum of the final Ecuadorian finding of U.S.$9. … Given the number of times this issue has been shot down in both American and European battles and the widespread findings of fraud and judicial misconduct on the part of the Ecuador court, it's something of a mystery as to why Canada would want to become enmeshed in this sink hole. … Back in September we reviewed the unexpected decision by Canada's highest court to entertain the long discredited case of Steven Donziger and his corrupt Ecuadorean allies against energy giant Chevron

Canada’s high court may fall prey to the Chevron Shakedown

5 billion judgment issued by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron Corporation despite the fact that Chevron is an American company with no assets in Ontario and the dispute has no relationship to Canada. … Though courts in the United States have found the pickpocket tactics of Ecuador to be entirely fraudulent and baseless, Canada's highest court has curiously agreed to entertain the case in their country. … After many rounds of good news in the saga of the Chevron Shakedown, where the energy leader won one victory after another in court over Steven Donziger and his eco-warrior allies in Ecuador, a disturbing headline crossed the transom this week…