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The American Lawyer – Chevron Follows Up Its Blockbuster Release With a Sequel

Date: Sep 27, 2010

This piece discusses several of the outtakes from “Crude,” some of which a legal expert is quoted as saying may display “thuggery, an interference with the administration of justice, and a gross violation of the ethical rules of every jurisdiction [she is] familiar with.”

New York federal district judge Lewis Kaplan said this month that Chevron Corporation’s big U.S. discovery campaign, arising out of the epic mass tort suit that the oil company is defending in Ecuador, is “no fishing expedition.” Still, the fish are jumping. Chevron’s discovery nets have found a rich haul in the outtakes from “Crude,” a documentary film about the litigation.

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