November 30, 2011
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin ruled that Chevron has made "unduly burdensome" demands for information from ELAW. Chevron has been pursuing information from ELAW to avoid paying an $18 billion judgment awarded by a court in Ecuador for damages caused by oil operations in that country.
Chevron is one of the largest corporations in the world. Judge Coffin ruled that Chevron meant to harass ELAW, and ordered Chevron to pay ELAW's fees and costs.
Read the full order from Judge Coffin here.
Read more in Eugene's Register-Guard here.
Listen to an interview with Bern Johnson, ELAW Executive Director, on Jefferson Public Radio here.