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Vivian Curran in The American Lawyer on the Chevron Environmental Case in Ecuador

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January 12, 2011
Professor Vivian Curran was quoted in an article in The American Lawyer concerning the ongoing suit by Amazon tribespeople in Ecuador against Chevron.  The plaintiffs claim that Chevron predecessor Texaco created an environmental disaster on their land. Chevron has uncovered evidence of fraud in a damages report made to the Ecuadoran court, but Professor Curran commented that in the end this may not matter. "[O]nce you're in a country where courts are politically motivated, it's tough to overcome those decisions, because you're trapped in that country's legal network." Link to article
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