Anti-Chevron Lawsuit in Ecuador: Trial Lawyer Imperialism

Of all the outtakes from the documentary-style movie, “Crude,” now posted online by The Corporate Counsel (see below), we like Video 5.

Entitled “Smoke and mirrors and bulls—,”  the video shows New York trial lawyer Steven Donziger at his most arrogant, commenting: “This is Ecuador. You can say whatever you want. At the end of the day there’s a thousand people around the courthouse, you’re going to get what you want. Sorry, but it’s true.”

What an imperious Norte Americano, contemptuously dismissing Ecuador’s judiciary as just something to be manipulated. You would think Ecuador’s leaders would be offended at this trial lawyer imperialism, but the leftist government of President Rafael Correa has been cheering it on.

There are least some judicial authorities who are not amused, however: “Ecuador disbars judge who heard Chevron case.”

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