1. On February 14, 2011, the Lago Agrio Court issued a US$ 18.2 billion judgment against Chevron, based on the alleged environmental effects of a State-controlled Consortium in which a Chevron subsidiary held a minority interest over 20 years ago. That Judgment—the largest environmental-damage award in world history—is fraudulent and based on serious violations of due process and Ecuadorian law. It is the work of a handful of U.S. lawyers and consultants, in concert with Ecuadorian judicial and government officials, who manipulated a court system susceptible to corruption and political pressure. Ecuador’s courts and officials are thus willing accomplices of the Plaintiffs, their lawyers, and their shell organization (the Amazon Defense Front or “Frente”) in a multi-billion-dollar fraud against Claimants.