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Financial Times – Cases against oil companies in the Amazon basin

Date: Dec 13, 2010

The Financial Times discusses the Chevron Ecuador case. Particularly, it highlights the plaintiffs legal team’s description of the Ecuadorian judicial system as “corrupt” :

In out-takes from the recent film Crude by Joe Berlinger, US-based lawyer Steven Donziger says: “They’re all corrupt! It’s – it’s their birthright to be corrupt”, and later: “The only language that I believe this judge is going to understand is one of pressure, intimidation and humiliation. And that’s what we’re doing today. We’re going to let him know what time it is. . . . As a lawyer, I never do this. You don’t have to do this in the United States. It’s dirty. . . . It’s necessary. I’m not letting them get away with this stuff.”

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