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Company Response

13 Jan 2014


Chevron’s Response to the Lago Agrio Plaintiffs’ Continued Pressure Campaign Regarding the Fraudulent $9.5 Billion Ecuadorian Judgment

The legal proceedings that these groups [like Amazon Watch and Rainforest Action Network] complain about proved that the Lago Agrio Plaintiffs’ lawyers and representatives had engaged in what one U.S. federal court described as “inappropriate, unethical and perhaps illegal conduct.”…During the course of that trial, Donziger and the Lago Agrio Plaintiffs had every opportunity to present evidence to rebut Chevron’s claims, but instead left the evidence unanswered...These issues and the substantial additional evidence of Donziger and the Lago Agrio Plaintiffs’ fraud are addressed…in the parties’ post-trial briefs…Amazon Watch and others are attacking Chevron for doing nothing more than uncovering and defending itself against this multi-billion dollar extortion scheme. Chevron’s actions are no “threat” to “civil society,” or “dangerous precedent,” as these advocates claim. To the contrary, the only dangerous precedent here is the failure of impartiality and the rule of law in Ecuador and the efforts of Donziger and the Lago Agrio Plaintiffs to take advantage of it…

This is a response to

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)

Lawsuit 7 May 2003

Part of the following timelines

Environmental & human rights organizations publicly condemn Chevron’s actions in relation to Ecuador oil pollution lawsuit

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)