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NYC Court Limits What Filmmaker Must Give Chevron

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal appeals court on Thursday limited the amount of raw footage that a filmmaker must release from his documentary about a legal fight between Chevron and Ecuadoreans over oil contamination. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a two-page order that filmmaker Joseph Berlinger...

Plaintiffs Raise Chevron Damage Claim In Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) The plaintiffs suing Chevron Corp. over oil contamination in the Ecuadorean jungle have raised their estimate of damages to a range of $40 billion to $90 billion. The previous estimate was $27 billion and was endorsed by a court-appointed expert. Full version available to lexis...

Tests Warned Of Cement Troubles Before BP Blowout

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP's oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well, but the company and its cementing contractor used it anyway, investigators with the president's oil spill commission said...

Chevron Countersues Ecuador Pollution Claimants

SAN RAMON, Calif. - (AP) Chevron Corp. on Tuesday filed a countersuit against trial lawyers and their consultants for what it says was a campaign to rig the Ecuadorean court system in a bid to win billions of dollars in a pollution claim. The step is the latest in an 18-year-old court battle. . . . Full...

Judge Halts Any Ecuadorean Pollution Award Against Chevron

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge took the unusual step Tuesday of blocking a potential multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage in Ecuador for at least 28 days after concluding that lawyers representing 30,000 Ecuadoreans were planning a "helter skelter" disruption...

Chevron Fined $8 billion For Oil Contamination In Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle. The plaintiffs' attorney says the company was fined $8 billion. Chevron confirmed the ruling but not the amount of the fine. The company...

Lawsuit Says BP Official Resigned Over Safety Issues

HOUSTON - (AP) A former official with BP's drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico resigned just months before last year's oil spill because of disagreements with the oil giant over its commitment to safety, according to a class-action federal lawsuit related to the spill. Documents filed Monday...

Chevron Asks Court To Block $9.5 Billion Award

NEW YORK - (AP) A Chevron Corp. lawyer said Friday that the company will not apologize for damage that an oil company it purchased is accused of causing to Ecuador's rainforest even though the refusal means a $9.5 billion judgment against it will nearly double within days. Attorney Randy Mastro instead...