November 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
An Ecuadorian court on Wednesday ordered Chevron to pay USD $9.51 billion in fines and legal fees. This was a significant reduction from the previous $18 billion judgment. The lawsuit, brought by the Amazon Defense Front, arises out of Chevron's drilling for oil in Ecuador and the resulting ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Brazilian Regional Federal Court for the First Region (TRF1) on Tuesday suspended construction on the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil's Amazon rain forest on grounds that environmental commitments have not been met. The decision is summarized in a statement on the court's website, detailing Judge ...[read more]
July 10, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
A lawsuit between Apple and Amazon concerning the rights to use the term "app store" was dismissed Tuesday at the request of both companies. The decision to end the case leaves the path open for both companies to use the name freely, and was reached after Apple promised not to sue Amazon for using ...[read more]
January 2, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday dismissed a false advertising claim by Apple against Amazon over the use of the term "APP STORE" for the Android device software. While Apple claims that Amazon misused the phrase to solicit developers, Amazon ...[read more]
August 15, 2012
by Max Slater
A judge in Brazil ruled on Tuesday that construction on the Belo Monte Dam must stop until local indigenous communities are allowed to voice their opinions on the environmental impact of the dam. The Brazilian government declared that the dam would help make Brazil more self-sufficient in energy. ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday ruled that Ecuador violated the rights of the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon when the state allowed the Argentine oil company CGC to encroach on Sarayaku traditional lands in the early 2000s without the ...[read more]
June 1, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Ecuadorian plaintiffs seeking to collect on a judgment against Chevron Corp over Amazon pollution on Wednesday filed a collection action in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice. The pollution was originally caused by Texaco in the 1980s. Chevron acquired the company with its liabilities in 2001. ...[read more]
March 14, 2012
by Katherine Getty
Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday announced plans to charge a retired colonel for his actions during a military dictatorship that ended more than 25 years ago. The colonel, Sebastiao Curio Rodrigues de Moura ("Curio") was considered to be a ruthless major who oversaw the Amazon section of the ...[read more]
January 26, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday lifted an injunction won by Chevon Corporation to block enforcement of what the US oil company claims is a fraudulent, multibillion-dollar judgment in Ecuador for polluting the Amazon jungle. In reversing the decision made by the US ...[read more]
January 21, 2012
by Jamie Davis
US oil company Chevron Corp announced Friday that it has filed an appeal with the National Court of Justice in Ecuador asking it to reconsider the decision rendered by an Ecuadorian judge that would require Chevron to pay $18 billion in damages from the pollution it has caused to the Amazon ...[read more]

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