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Ecuador: Chevron Asks for Dismissal

Posted in News and Articles by politicalrisklatam on August 6, 2010

by Latin Business Chronicle, August 6th, 2010.

U.S.-based oil giant Chevron Corporation today filed a petition before the Provincial Court of Sucumbíos in Lago Agrio, Ecuador seeking dismissal of the $27 billion lawsuit against it there.

“In support of its petition, Chevron has submitted to the court video outtakes from the movie Crude that show the plaintiffs’ counsel, consultants, and associates meeting with the court’s supposedly neutral “Global Expert,” Richard Stalin Cabrera Vega, to plan and create the $27.3 billion damages report that Cabrera later would present to the court as his own,” Chevron says in a statement. 

Chevron believes that the video evidence proves that plaintiffs’ counsel and consultants colluded with Cabrera to present a fraudulent report and then to present a fraudulent “peer review” of their own work, it says.  (continue reading… )

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