Luis Yanza - Legal Action

Legal Action

As president of the Frente de Defensa de la Amazonia, Yanza has spearheaded the multi-billion-dollar class action lawsuit against Chevron-Texaco for its environmental damage in Ecuador. "This trial is not about accidental damages. We┬┤re talking about harm to people and the environment that was done in a deliberate manner," says Yanza. The Ecuadorian courts ruled in against Chevron; however, Chevron is attempting to counter-sue Yanza, Fajardo, and their New York-based lawyer, Steven Donziger.

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