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Wall Street Journal Law Blog – Chev-Wronged? Oil Giant Goes on Offensive in Ecuador Flap

Date: Sep 24, 2009

[archive-title]Chev-Wronged? Oil Giant Goes on Offensive in Ecuador Flap
Wall Street Journal Law Blog
, September 24, 2009[/archive-title]
“When, say, a big U.S.-based oil company gets sued a small country or its residents, it typically sticks to a tightly choreographed script. It plays an aggressive defense, sure, one handled by fancy BigLaw lawyers, but it otherwise takes a “move along, nothing to see here” approach, punctuated by clipped and rote statements to the press.

But this isn’t Chevron’s approach, at least not in regard to a long-running situation in Educador. The oil giant has gone on the offensive, recently suing Ecuador’s government under international trade law.”
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