Trial and Victory in Ecuador
On February 14th, 2011, a court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador ruled in favor of the residents of the Amazonian rainforest who have spent decades trying to force Chevron to clean up its deadly mess. Below are some essential documents for understanding this decision and and its reaffirmation on appeal.
Judgement Issued on January 3rd, 2012 by the Appellate Panel in Ecuador Confirming the Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco Decision and Subsequent Clarification Ruling
Appeals Court Decision (Spanish) | Appeals Court Decision (English) | Clarification Ruling (Spanish) | Clarification Ruling (English)
Judgment Issued on February 14, 2011 by the Ecuadorian Superior Court of Nueva Loja, Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco, No.2003-0002, Ruling in Favor of the Ecuadorians
Superior Court Decision (Spanish) | Superior Court Decision (English)
Summary of Judgment and Order of Superior Court of Nueva Loja, Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco, No. 2003-0002, February 14, 2011 and Excerpts from Judgment and Order of Superior Court of Nueva Loja
Summary document prepared by plaintiffs' U.S. counsel detailing judicial order finding Chevron liable for environmental contamination from the oil extraction operations of Chevron's predecessor company, Texaco, and ordering the company to pay damages of approximately $9.5 billion, with potential punitive damages of an additional $9.5 billion.
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Plaintiffs' Alegato Final (Final Argument) in Environmental Disaster Litigation Against Chevron, January 18, 2011
Part One is a summary of the final argument that Aguinda plaintiffs offered to provide background information on the overwhelming amount of scientific evidence filed on the record during trial. Part Two provides background information on the arguments for appropriate damages stemming from Chevron's oil extraction operations in Ecuador.
Download Part One in PDF format | Download Part Two in PDF format