Section 1782 can be a powerful discovery tool, and litigants would be wise to conduct themselves with the same caution employed in U.S. proceedings.
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Chevron Corp. filed court papers Monday defending a settlement of claims that Patton Boggs LLP covered up the corruption underpinning an Ecuadorian court’s discredited $9.5 billion pollution judgment, slamming opposition from the underlying plaintiffs and their attorney Steven Donziger as a publicity stunt. Read more >>
By Stephen W. Green, Chevron Re: May 28 commentary, “Chevron board should face critics, not hide in Midland.” Ecuadorian Ambassador Nathalie Cely’s recent op-ed contains glaring omissions and falsehoods. The judgment against Chevron in Ecuador was found by a U.S. federal court to be the product of fraud and racketeering, and unenforceable in the United States. The court found that …
“We view it as nothing more than inconsequential noise, and we know that it is not a result of any organic advocacy,” he said. “This is all manufactured, it’s all paid for, and it’s all a stunt. So we are continuing to promote the positive impact that our company has on the places where we do business, and we are continuing to focus on exposing these groups for who they really are.” Read more >>