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The Economist – A battle in court

This letter in The Economist says, “facts and the basic rule of law demonstrate that Chevron is the victim” :

SIR – Your article regarding the recent fine imposed on Chevron by a court in Ecuador in a long-running environmental lawsuit seemed to suggest there is some doubt about which party is being mistreated (“Monster or victim?”, February 19th). A quick review of the case shows that Chevron has been subjected to a flawed process that has been condemned by multiple courts. Consider the following: Texaco Petroleum Company (TexPet), which Chevron later bought, was a minority owner, holding 37.5% of the oil consortium being sued in the case; the largest shareholder was Petroecuador, Ecuador’s state-run oil company.

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#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars.

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