March 21, 2014
by Ann Schober
Chevron Corporation on Tuesday filed for reimbursement of attorneys' fees against Attorney Steven Donziger and others in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Chevron prevailed earlier this month in its lawsuit against Donziger for fraud and racketeering and demands ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Tuesday that US courts could not be used to collect $9.51 billion in fines and legal fees that previously resulted in an Ecuadorian court's judgment against Chevron. Judge Lewis Kaplan wrote in his near 500-page ruling ...[read more]
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 1, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Chevron after approving a negotiated settlement, closing a lengthy legal battle over a 2011 oil spill. The leak occurred in November 2011, when a Chevron appraisal well leaked 155,000 gallons of oil, and the following March, when oil ...[read more]
May 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Arlington v. FCC that courts must apply the Chevron framework to an agency's interpretation of a statutory ambiguity that concerns the scope of the agency's jurisdiction. The provision at issue, 47 USC § 332(c)(7) of the Federal Communications Act (FCA), ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Wednesday pertaining to jurisdiction. The first, Arlington v. FCC, addresses whether Chevron USA v. NRDC allows a federal agency to determine its own jurisdiction. The provision at issue, 47 USC § 332(c)(7) of the Federal ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Max Slater
A federal court in Brazil on Wednesday ordered Chevron and drilling company Transocean to suspend all oil drilling in Brazil within 30 days in the wake of two oil spills off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. A judge for Brazil's Regional Federal Court of the Second Region ruled that each company must ...[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]
April 4, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A Brazilian federal prosecutor on Tuesday filed a second $11 billion lawsuit against Chevron after the company reported a new leak in its Frade oil field in the Campos Basin. Eduardo Santos de Oliviera filed the first lawsuit after a 2,400 barrel oil spill polluted the Campos Basin last November. ...[read more]
March 22, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A Brazilian federal prosecutor on Thursday filed criminal charges against Chevron, Transocean Limited and 17 executives in relation to an oil spill that occurred late last year. The indictment charges the companies and a number of their executive officers with environmental crimes, as well as ...[read more]

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