San Francisco Chronicle – Diary of lawyer’s Chevron lawsuit in coming trial
To Chevron, the diary presents ample evidence of wrongdoing. The company has focused in particular on sections it says show Donziger trying to pressure judges and manipulate a court-appointed expert who was supposed to remain independent. Lawyers representing Chevron in the upcoming trial will also present testimony from a former Ecuadoran judge as well as some of Donziger’s former contractors who have since switched sides.
“It’s a cascade of damaging evidence of fraud and racketeering that we’ll be putting out during the trial,” said Ted Boutrous, a partner with the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, representing Chevron. “If you looked at this evidence, any reasonable person would determine this judgment is corrupt and the product of fraud.”