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Chevron Statement on Ecuador Court Filings

Yesterday, Chevron Corp. submitted expert testimony from leading scientists to the Provincial Court of Sucumbíos in Lago Agrio, Ecuador demonstrating that there is no evidentiary basis for the lawsuit against the company. Chevron also has renewed its motion for dismissal of the case because there is no evidence of liability and because there is overwhelming proof of fraud on the part of the plaintiffs’ lawyers. In response to a parallel filing by the plaintiffs’ lawyers, the company issued the following statement: “Numerous Federal Courts in the United States have stated that the trial in Ecuador is marred by fraud and misconduct. The views of these Courts speak for themselves. Chevron views the latest filing by the plaintiffs’ lawyers as a continuation of a strategy to commit fraud.”