I assume you have heard about the ill founded chevron ecuador judgment that occurred in Ecuador. Not knowing exactly what it really pertained to, I was left something at a loss as to why it was ill founded. However, being lucky enough to live in the United States, having access to the Internet has become something of a right and I was easily able to draw up research on the case in no time. Continue reading
In order for judicial systems to be able to hand out just decisions, the public must have confidence in what they do and what they say. This confidence can easily be undermined when certain judiciary organizations, are under constant attack by the media. When people turn on the television, and they see that a particular judge, or particular court is constantlyhandingout judgments that are questionable, their confidence in this legal body can start to waver. The nefarious chevron ecuador judgment is a court case that is a good example of this. In this court case, questionable evidence and unethical techniques were used to persuade the courts to hand out a judgment that went contrary to all of the evidence that was presented. The media attention that this court case has garnered, has negatively affected the public opinion of the courts in Ecuador.
All of the states here in the United States of America, understand the importance of public confidence when it comes to their legal system. For this reason organizations like the Idaho State Bar make it very clear that they are not against legitimate complaints being made against the judge or against a particular judgment. Continue reading
I have a structured medical insurance plan offered by my work. I always thought that the price was kind of high for adding dependent children, but I did not think much about it until we had our first child. The costs for adding a child to my insurance kept going up every year I work. In fact, my rates go up every year too. Well, at least the portion I am responsible for paying out of my paycheck does. I took a look at assurant health child only coverage. It was the only way my wife and I could afford to add our newborn to insurance.
We picked a short term solution to help get us through to the next contract negotiations where I work. We are hoping for a better health insurance package this time around. Continue reading
Chevron is claiming so and is spending a huge amount of money to convince their customers as well as the world population. Then, what else would you expect from such a big corporation? They are definitely going to try their level best to turn public opinion in their favor and to make it in to an invalid chevron ecuador judgment. The rich, powerful and politicians are already in their pocket. With the kind of money they have in their coffers, they can purchase them easily.
What is the true nature of the judgment against Chevron? The story is roughly two decades old. Texaco was involved in business operations in the Ecuador until the early 90s, when they closed shop and left for good. They left behind a huge quantity of oil waste and it polluted the environment and adversely affected the life and livelihood of the poor villagers who lived in the Amazon valley. Once these villagers faced the wrath of the adverse actions of the US Corporation, they took them to court. Continue reading
Finding accurate and reliable sources of citizen news may be challenging, even in this day and age of media technology. Despite the fact that information travels over the news wires faster than light, the slant on it often skews the truth. Many media outfits in the United States address this problem with fervor; their commitment to use the truth is stifled by nothing. No political agenda, no funds from advertising or the influence of any large corporation twists the information reaching the people. What a refreshing way to report news and current events.
All too often, a news story is designed to influence the reader, rather than simply inform them and allow for the formation of their own views and opinions. Billions of dollars are spent every year by lobbyists, companies, banks, Republicans, Democrats and everyone else with an agenda to push and the results are rather frightening.