Environmental Litigation News
May 13, 2013
Fortune | May 13, 2013
Since late 2010, Washington, D.C. law firm Patton Boggs has been poking a sleeping tiger. It has filed three peculiar federal lawsuits—in its own name, not on behalf of any client—against Chevron, the third largest corporation in the United States. These cases have fared poorly; two were quickly dismissed, and a federal magistrate judge recommended tossing the third in March. On Friday, the tiger awoke.
May 8, 2013
ThomsonReuters | May 8, 2013
A judge on Tuesday ruled that Chevron Corp's chief executive must testify in the U.S. oil company's fraud case against Ecuadoreans seeking to collect on a $19 billion judgment against Chevron related to rainforest pollution.
Tags: Environmental Litigation
Legal Newsline | May 8, 2013
An Alaskan village claiming that global warming is eroding its shoreline has taken its fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.
May 2, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | May 2, 2013
An Ontario court rejected an attempt by Ecuadorean plaintiffs to collect a multibillion-dollar environmental award from Chevron Corp. in Canada, giving the oil company a fresh victory in a legal battle that has sprawled far beyond the Amazonian jungles where it began.
April 29, 2013
Bloomberg | April 29, 2013
New York City pension funds sued BP Plc for at least $39 million in investment losses, saying the oil company failed to disclose the risks and safety issues leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
April 24, 2013
Jackson Clarion-Ledger | April 24, 2013
The decision by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to appoint his predecessor Mike Moore and Ridgeland attorney Billy Quin as outside counsels to handle the state’s litigation against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will draw some familiar political fire.
April 23, 2013
Washington Post | April 23, 2013
BP’s cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 announced Monday that it is trying to negotiate a settlement over its role in the disaster, a focus of trial testimony that ended last week.
Tags: Environmental Litigation
April 22, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | April 22, 2013
Chevron Corp.'s aggressive push to overturn a $19 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador is beginning to convert some of its legal adversaries into allies. The energy titan is trying to undermine the case brought by residents of Ecuador, who in 2011 won a verdict there finding the company responsible for contamination of the country's oil-rich rainforests.
Columbia Journalism Review | April 22, 2013
Three years ago, we weighed in on a bitter media dispute pitting Chevron against 60 Minutes over a piece outlining accusations against the oil giant of environmental predations in Ecuador. We mostly sided with Chevron. The 60 Minutes piece took a blow on Friday when one of the main on-camera scientific experts filed court papers disavowing earlier statements made both in court and on camera to the news magazine.
Washington Post | April 22, 2013
Mississippi has become the third state to sue BP PLC over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Attorney General Jim Hood announced Friday that the state had filed lawsuits in federal and state court. The move comes one day before the three-year statute of limitations expires for claims related to the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon that killed 11 and the oil spill that followed.
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