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William A. Ruskin: Keeping Your Adversary's Environmental Expert Honest
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Law 360 reported on April 12, 2013 that Steven Donziger , counsel for the indigenous Ecuadorians known as the Lago Agrio plaintiffs, “meddled” in the preparation of a key environmental report used against Chevron as... Read More

California Jury Rules For Defense In Benzene Wrongful Death Case
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

LOS ANGELES -- A California Superior Court jury on Feb. 10 returned a verdict for the defense in a suit alleging that exposure to solvents including benzene caused a Los Angeles-area worker's death of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), saying that... Read More

Natural Gas Well Owner Pays $5 Million To Settle Pennsylvania Suit Filed By Family Of Well Worker Killed In Explosion
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Chevron Appalachia, LLC owned and operated natural gas wells near Dunkard, Pennsylvania, including the Lanco #7H well site. On Feb. 11, 2014, Ian R. McKee was hired by Cameron International Corp., a company that was in turn hired by Chevron to perform... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Securitizing Litigation Claims for Fun and Profit
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Call me old fashioned, but I am uncomfortable with the growing industry involving third-party financing of commercial claims in litigation. In the not-too-distant future, it may well be that commercial litigations will be “bundled”... Read More

Gibson Dunn Launches Transnational Litigation And Foreign Judgments Practice Group
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced the formation of its new Transnational Litigation and Foreign Judgments Practice Group , which focuses on defending multinational corporations against torts and other related claims originating... Read More

Plaintiffs Raise Chevron Damage Claim In Ecuador
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawsuit Says BP Official Resigned Over Safety Issues
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Appeals Court In New York City Puts Chevron On Defensive
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A lawyer for energy company Chevron found himself on the defensive Tuesday as he argued that it was urgent that the courts protect the company from an $18 billion judgment against it in Ecuador over damage done to the Ecuadorean rain forest... Read More

NYC Court Limits What Filmmaker Must Give Chevron
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Chevron Asks Court To Block $9.5 Billion Award
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

BP Agrees To $25 Million Penalty For 2006 Alaska Spills
Posted on 4 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) BP's subsidiary in Alaska will pay a $25 million civil penalty under a settlement announced Tuesday that comes five years after more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from company pipelines on the North Slope. The... Read More

Chevron Fined $8 billion For Oil Contamination In Ecuador
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

AP Sources: Manslaughter Charge Explored In Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Manslaughter and perjury are among possible charges that Justice Department investigators are exploring in the early stages of their probe into the Gulf oil spill, people familiar with the inquiry said Tuesday. These people said... Read More

Judge Halts Any Ecuadorean Pollution Award Against Chevron
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Tests Warned Of Cement Troubles Before BP Blowout
Posted on 31 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More