Law of the Jungle

Law of the Jungle

The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

Book - 2014
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"Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America) in the early 1990s. The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribespeople whose lives were affected by decades of petroleum pollution of their fields and water supplies as a result of oil drilling near their villages. During twenty years of legal hostilities, first in federal courts in Manhattan and later in remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron's lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules"--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780770436346
Branch Call Number: 344.73046 B2757L 2014
Characteristics: viii, 290 pages : map ; 25 cm


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