International oil, environment, and litigation story from New Yorker

Readers: Thought you might enjoy this article from New Yorker magazine about oil production in Ecuador, its effect on the environment and local people, and the ensuring international litigation in U.S. and Ecuador. The stakes are high, with the lead U.S. lawyer, Steven Donziger, standing to earn $200 million for himself, but the war is long, having started in 1993 and being far from finished. One tip for attorneys: don’t let anyone videotape you saying, about judges, “They’re all corrupt”, or, about an expert witness report “We could jack this thing up to thirty billion dollars in one day”.

Comments are closed.

Log in