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Anatomy of a Conspiracy – Wall Street Journal

Date: Oct 29, 2014

Schooled in such principles, Mr. Donziger went to work. Though he had little experience as a practicing attorney, he had a keen sense of what it would take to win the Ecuador case: “All this bull— about law and facts” didn’t matter, Mr. Barrett quotes him at one point as saying. “In the end of the day, it is about brute force.” One gambit Mr. Donziger employed, the author reports, was “dispatching female interns” to flirt with a judge. After the women objected to the assignment, he alighted on another idea: “use sex-harassment accusations,” Mr. Barrett writes, against the judge to get him to rule in their favor. Read more>>