A string of defections over the last year has further exposed the fraudulent case against Chevron in Ecuador. Many who were once in the plaintiffs’ close-knit inner circle have now turned on them by detailing their first-hand knowledge of the fraud.
Chevron today released a series of seven videos that provide a never-seen-before look at the case in Ecuador. From the history of oil production in the region to the pervasive fraud plaguing the litigation, the videos detail all aspects of the situation including the legal and scientific deceptions committed by the plaintiffs’ team in pursuit of a misguided and meritless lawsuit.
Please click on the video below: An Introduction to Aguinda v. Chevron
The following video, filed in the Southern District of New York, is an overview of the plaintiffs’ lawyers and representatives’ misconduct and the evidence of their ghostwriting of all or parts of the judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.
The following is an outtake from Joe Berlinger’s movie Crude. At the March 4, 2007, lunch meeting between plaintiffs’ lead U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger and plaintiffs’ U.S. consultants Charles Champ, Ann Maest and Richard Kamp, they reveal the truth about plaintiffs’ lack of evidence and their intent to manipulate the Ecuadorian court. Maest tells Donziger that they need evidence of groundwater contamination, because plaintiffs did not submit any. Maest admits that, “Right now all the reports are saying it’s just at the pits and the stations, and nothing has spread anywhere at all.” Donziger responds, “Hold on a second, you know, this is Ecuador. … You can say whatever you want, and at the end of the day, there’s a thousand people around the courthouse. You’re going to get what you want. Sorry, but it’s true.” Donziger continues, “Because at the end of the day, this is all for the court just a bunch of smoke and mirrors and bulls**t. It really is. We have enough, to get money, to win.”
The following is an outtake from Joe Berlinger’s movie Crude. In this clip, lead plaintiffs’ lead U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger describes his tactics of judicial pressure and intimidation as, “something you would never do in the U.S.”
The following is an outtake from Joe Berlinger’s movie Crude. On March 30, 2006, plaintiffs’ lead U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger expresses his opinion of the Ecuadorian judiciary. In this outtake Donziger, in discussing Ecuadorian judges states, “They are all corrupt, it’s their birthright to be corrupt.”
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