Environmental Litigation News
July 20, 2012
Wall Street Journal | July 20, 2012
Brazil's oil regulator laid heavy criticism on U.S. oil company Chevron Corp. Thursday for an oil spill at an offshore field last November, but said it has no objections to the firm restarting production.
July 18, 2012
ThomsonReuters | July 18, 2012
The human rights group EarthRights International wants answers about the government's amicus brief in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court rehearing of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which will determine whether victims of international human rights violations can sue in U.S. courts.
July 17, 2012
ThomsonReuters | July 17, 2012
Gulf Coast states have a higher stake in the amount of money the U.S. government can wring out of BP Plc for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill due to a new law that would divert billions of dollars in potential BP fines to them.
Wall Street Journal | July 17, 2012
Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, is unlikely to fine U.S. oil major Chevron Corp. more than 50 million Brazilian reais ($24.5 million) for its role in a November oil spill off Brazil's coast, ANP Director Magda Chambriard said Monday.
July 16, 2012
National Law Journal | July 16, 2012
The environmental human rights litigation goes beyond transnational, as two more countries become involved.
Roll Call | July 16, 2012
K Street can be cruel. A 20-year-old lawsuit against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador — a multimillion-dollar matrix of litigation, lobbying and public relations — is exhibit A.
UPI | July 16, 2012
A U.S. advocacy group said it filed requests to find out whether business interests influenced a decision in support of Shell in Nigeria.
July 13, 2012
Wall Street Journal | July 13, 2012
BP PLC will pay $13 million to settle most of the remaining safety violations U.S. regulators found in 2009 at its Texas City refinery, the site of a fatal 2005 blast, the company and the government said Thursday.
July 2, 2012
American Lawyer | July 2, 2012
Chevron says that its adversaries played dirty to obtain an $18 billion judgment against the oil giant in Ecuador. But so far the Ecuadorian plaintiffs—who claim that Chevron is responsible for oil pollution in the Amazon basin—are taking the high road in seeking enforcement of the award. A month ago they chose Canada as their first forum for recognition of the judgment. On Wednesday, they chose Brazil as their second.
June 29, 2012
Wall Street Journal | June 29, 2012
The Justice Department is drawing closer to civil and criminal settlements with BP PLC and Transocean Ltd. over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, deals that will likely include billions of dollars in fines and penalties.
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