The First Thing
In 1993, Yanza, dealing with a team of US-based lawyers, filed a class-action lawsuit against Texaco. Plaintiffs included a coalition of residents brought together by Yanza's organization, including 80 villages and five different indigenous peoples. The original case against Texaco was filed in 1993 in a fresh York district court, near Texaco's headquarters. In 1996, an excellent court judge dismissed the situation, but the plaintiffs filed an appeal and won a reversal of your choice. In 2002, the US Court of Appeals agreed with Chevron's request to send the situation to Ecuador.