The author of this piece discusses how he first learned about the lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, and the revelations that have come to light which convinced him that the case is a fraud:
The expert was named due to the pressure exerted on the tribunal by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs wrote the report for the expert. The “popular and spontaneous” demonstrations against Chevron were organized and paid for by the plaintiffs. The whole idea of a defenseless group of victims being abused by a big oil corporation is fiction. What remains in this case is a story of greed by a group that wanted to make a killing of billions of dollars off a powerful corporation, with the help of unscrupulous political leaders and judicial corruption.