After the rejection of Chevron’s million dollar security demand – a litigation tactic to prevent the case from being heard on its merits – by the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the hearing originally scheduled for October 10 and 11, 2017 will take place on April 17 and 18, 2018.

As a result of a previous plaintiffs’ request, the Court already recognized that the majority of Chevron’s legal defenses were inappropriate for this type of trial, striking out most of them. Accordingly, during the hearing in April, the Court focus will be limited to formal issues and a few remaining defenses. The alleged fraud that Chevron accuses may be debated, providing the opportunity to prove the spuriousness of these accusations with evidence (bribing videos and documentation, confession and deposition of tainted witness Alberto Guerra, and computer forensic examination) before an impartial Court.