Note to expert witnesses: If someone else is going to file allegedly fraudulent reports in a lawsuit in your name, for heaven’s sake, make sure they spell your name right.
It might sound like common sense. But the misspelling of an expert’s name in a multibillion-dollar environmental lawsuit filed against Chevron is what tipped off Chevron’s lawyers to the fact that the reports may have been fudged, a fact that has now been conceded by the expert himself. Click here for the WSJ story, by Ben Casselman and Angel Gonzalez. Click here, here and here for earlier LB posts on the Chevron case.